Since I last mentioned this very faded photograph, I have discovered a few more things about the sitter. Here is a woman of about 25 years of age. She was born in Brussels in Belgium, probably in the year 1848, meaning that the photograph dates from around 1873. She is someone I would like to know more about.
Who were her parents? Did she have siblings? Could she read and write? Which language did she speak? Where was the photograph taken?
12 August 2011
08 August 2011
We usually form our views in a gradual and haphazard way over time. Yet our perceptions and opinions can suddenly be challenged by new information, not just in family and community life, but also during travels, and when examining economic and political issues.