My mom is the little girl standing. I'm not sure who her friend is. This was taken around 1921 by her mother. I've used versions of this photo in two pieces of art, so far.
Today, August 7th, would have been my mom's 94th birthday. She was quite a woman, not marrying until 32, not having me until she was almost 40, and was a life-long caregiver, professionally as a nurse, and in "regular" life, too. She was the person everyone that knew her called for support. There was a time I brought her home from her elderly cousin's house after taking care of her all day. She reached into her pocket and realized she still had Minnie's dentures in her pocket. She reached into her other pocket and found a pacifier from the little 2 year girl she nannied in the mornings. She could take care of an 82 year old and a 2 year old on the same day and still have time to make sure I was fine. Happy Birthday, Mom!
My mother, probably around 1920-21, sitting on the hood of her mother's Ford Model T. I've used this photo in a piece of art called, "Nita's Little Hood Ornament."
Mom, 1939, way before marriage and children sapped the life out of her, lol.
A few years later, mid1940s. I like this photo because her eyes look more like they actually did—they were very pale blue. The 1939 photo's lighting makes them appear to be brown. Her pale eyes were very striking with her black hair and almost-olive skin.
Another 2-3 years, later 1947. Kodachrome really suited her!