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# Monday, November 15, 2010
Lookalikes in the Family Album
Posted by Maureen

I'll blame it on the holiday season. I'm feeling a little silly today. I laughed out loud when I saw Karen Thornhill's picture submission. Thank you Karen! 

eldredfamily2.jpg

It's not the subject matter of the photo that made be chuckle, it's how she started the e-mail. First, though...who do you think the woman on the left looks like? Karen wrote me with the following opening line "Glenn Close, Abraham Lincoln and a baby." 

It started me thinking: Do you have any celebrity lookalikes in your family album? Go ahead. Send them in to me in an email.

Just for comparison purposes, here's a picture of a young Abraham Lincoln from the Library of Congress. It was taken Oct. 1, 1858.

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And here's a Wikipedia link to images of Glenn Close.

The actual subjects depicted in this family photo are Karen's grandparents and her aunt—Rosetta (Seeley) Eldred and Emmet Ernest Eldred with baby Emma (Eldred) Johnson.

Share your family photo stories with future generations in the book Family Tree Legacies: Preserving Memories Throughout Time.


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Monday, November 15, 2010 2:42:41 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #  Comments [4]
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 9:05:51 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
I have always called these sort of photos "Time Traveling Celebrities" and have posted a few I've found over the years. Probably the best are the faux Matt Damon and faux Debra Messing. My favorite is a faux Will Ferrell in a dress from my maternal grandmother's album. You can find them at the following links:

http://tatteredandlostphotographs.blogspot.com/2008/11/time-traveling-celebrities.html

http://tatteredandlostphotographs.blogspot.com/2009/04/time-traveling-will-ferrell.html
Monday, November 22, 2010 5:28:03 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
When I looked at Mr. Emmet Eldred, I really was amazed at how much he looked like singer James Taylor. They could be the same person! Go check out Google images and type James Taylor in the search box. You'll be amazed too!
Margien
Monday, November 22, 2010 5:33:37 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Here's the link to the Google images for James Taylor: http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=g10&oq=&gs_rfai=&q=james%20taylor&tbs=isch:1
Margien
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 1:29:27 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
I think we genealogists sometimes take ourselves much too seriously. Good luck breaking the news to your relatives!Love your article.
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