Author Topic: Young and old pictures, but of the same person? (Louisa Phyllis Humfrey)  (Read 1646 times)

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Do you think these two pictures are young and old photos of the same person? The older woman is my great-grandmother Louisa Phyllis Humfrey (1877-1968). She spent two years in South Africa teaching in about 1898. The photo of the younger woman was taken in South Africa at about that time I think. What I don't know is whether it is a picture of her or maybe of a friend she made while there. This may be an impossible question to answer, but I thought I'd ask anyway!
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Humfrey (Chester)

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Re: Young and old pictures, but of the same person? (Louisa Phyllis Humfrey)
« Reply #1 on: Friday 23 June 17 11:54 BST (UK) »
This doesn't prove anything.... but there is no denying the possibility.

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Re: Young and old pictures, but of the same person? (Louisa Phyllis Humfrey)
« Reply #2 on: Friday 23 June 17 14:20 BST (UK) »
My first instinct is to say not the same person but there are a lot of years between the photos which makes it difficult.  Lighter iris in the eyes on the older lady is all I can come up with.
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Re: Young and old pictures, but of the same person? (Louisa Phyllis Humfrey)
« Reply #3 on: Friday 23 June 17 14:42 BST (UK) »
Thanks. I would like it if they were the same person but I'm inclined to agree that they're not. I'm going to look for other pictures and see if that helps.
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Re: Young and old pictures, but of the same person? (Louisa Phyllis Humfrey)
« Reply #4 on: Friday 23 June 17 14:57 BST (UK) »
I don't think they're the same person either.  :)

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Re: Young and old pictures, but of the same person? (Louisa Phyllis Humfrey)
« Reply #5 on: Friday 23 June 17 16:36 BST (UK) »
I don't think that it's the same person.  Can't really see the ears properly in the older photo to compare, but I don't think the chin is the same.  Kit
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Re: Young and old pictures, but of the same person? (Louisa Phyllis Humfrey)
« Reply #6 on: Friday 07 July 17 15:31 BST (UK) »
I don't think they are the same person..the nose is entirely different shape. You have a lovely collection of photos
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Re: Young and old pictures, but of the same person? (Louisa Phyllis Humfrey)
« Reply #7 on: Friday 07 July 17 16:25 BST (UK) »
No - two very different shaped faces.
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Re: Young and old pictures, but of the same person? (Louisa Phyllis Humfrey)
« Reply #8 on: Friday 07 July 17 18:43 BST (UK) »
Thanks. I see that really. It was just wishful thinking!
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Humfrey (Chester)