02 April 2013

Know Your Story

I read a recent New York Times article that posited that children who know their family histories/ mythologies/ stories/ traditions etc. are more likely to be 'well-adjusted' than those who do not. And then I was sent this photo of my great great great great great grandmother Hannah Fearn. She was born in 1771. Photography, as I understand it was really not established much before 1830s at the earliest.