Among the often asked questions about family photos is the following: Why is my grandmother standing while my grandfather is sitting? I havenâ€™t found a definitive answer to that question yet but here are a couple of things to consider.
- Was your grandfather a lot taller than your grandmother? Height is a factor. By posing one standing and the other sitting the height difference is less noticeable.Â
- When was the picture taken? While itâ€™s considered good manners for a man to give his seat to a woman, it was fairly common in the late nineteenth-century photos to do the reverse in a portrait. The actual reason is lost in time, but it probably was just a photographic style.
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This photograph was sent in by Jim Vrazel. It is his parents’ wedding picture: Joseph N. Vrazel and Viola L Hafernik, January 1921, Moulton, Lavaca Co., Texas. Thanks for sharing your picture Jim! Click on the image to enlarge it.