Friday, June 21, 2019

Photo Friday - Funny Story

There is a funny story attached to this glamorous photo of my mother-in-law...

back of the photo
dated April 1960

My mother-in-law was married in January 1960 and removed from Madrid, Spain to New York City, where my father-in-law was working for the United Nations.  She had this photo taken in New York, and sent it back to her parents in Madrid.

Do you notice anything funny about the photo?  Her conservative father (a military officer) liked the photo, but not Maria's "decolletage".  He colored in the neckline of her dress to make it a bit more modest.  And I'll bet you didn't notice until I pointed that out, did you?

Is there a photo in your family album that someone altered back before Photo Shop?  Maybe they cut out someone they didn't like? Or changed their hair color?


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Photo Friday - Funny Story", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 21, 2019, ( accessed [access date]).

1 comment:

  1. Not a family photo, but a photo of my mother in the newspaper with my parents' wedding announcement. She wore a Swedish wedding crown and apparently the paper didn't know what it was so they "removed" it. Unbeknownst to them, if the crown falls off the bride's head, it means she is not....pure. My parents thought it was hysterical, my father's parents, not so much.