Special Picture # 341 – Grandpa’s Selfie – Late 1890’s

Grandpa (Alfred Duyee Guion) took this picture of himself in front of a mirror dressed in his Sunday-Go-To-Meeting clothes. I believe this was taken at some point prior to 1899 when his father passed away and  he, his mother and sister had to move out of their fancy house into one much more modest.  Grandpa was born in 1884 and he looks to be about 12 or 13 in this picture.

2 thoughts on “Special Picture # 341 – Grandpa’s Selfie – Late 1890’s

  1. Valerie says:

    What a nice photo to have.
    It looks like a picture taken out of pure scientific interest, rather than the vapid “selfies” we see today!
    I wonder, did he do his own developing and printing? Many people did, back then.

    • Judy Guion says:

      Valerie – I think you are absolutely right. I think he had just gotten the camera and was experimenting on it’s use.
      I don’t believe he ever developed film. I don’t remember that as one of his interests.

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