Friday’s Faces of the Past – The Tall One

Foster, Gladys with unidentified girl - Terre Haute, c1918

On the back of this photograph is written “Gladys Foster date uncertain The Tall one.” Even if the picture had not identified Gladys, I would have recognized her. I date this picture around 1918. I have another photograph of Gladys with her niece and nephew which was taken in 1918. Gladys’ hairstyle and dress are very similar in both photographs. Since she was born in November 1905, Gladys would have been 12 or 13 years old around the time that this picture was taken.

I have no idea who the other girl is. My gut tells me that she is related somehow. Her features have a familiar look. However, I don’t really know any girls in the family that would fit. So perhaps the other girl was just a family friend. Maybe someone will see this picture someday and recognize the other girl. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

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4 thoughts on “Friday’s Faces of the Past – The Tall One

  1. davidmadison1942

    What a terrific photo. I just zoomed in on mother’s face and asked David “Who is that?” He replied, “Deb.” I also zoomed in on her shoes! Instruments of torture.

    I don’t recall ever seeing this photo….very interesting to see mother at that age.


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