Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Not a happy soul


Unlike the usual photographic portraits poor Margie Marr doesn’t look very happy at the prospect of having her face immortalised in print. The pout looks more in keeping with a child or teenager pressed into the annual family portrait rather than that of a young woman.

The portrait taken in 1890, Lancaster County may be of an Amish, Mennonite or Quaker woman and there may be the answer, the Amish and Mennonite were and still are reluctant to have their pictures taken. Or perhaps she just didn’t have a “sunny” disposition.

January 31, 2010 - Posted by | Amish, Maid, Servants, Social History | , , , , , , , ,


  1. hahahaha… this is a superb picture, my god. No one would publish this one today, go grumpy go… 🙂

    Comment by Rincewind | February 22, 2010 | Reply

    • Yes very true, I guess it must be an Amish ‘ Quaker thing, I have a small collection of Amish pictures which I will post at a later date and very few manage to “crack” a smile. Minds on higher things perhaps!

      Comment by summertime75 | February 22, 2010 | Reply

      • yes might be or maybe the husband didn’t put the toilet-seat down 🙂

        Comment by Rincewind | February 22, 2010

      • Or just didn’t come up with the “goods” if he had it might have brought a smile to her face.

        Comment by summertime75 | February 22, 2010

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