Re: Question about “17th century” photographs #photographs


Gary Katz
 

I am familiar with the family trees to which you refer, as well as the Rappaport family, and am myself related to that family via the Kukla/Spinner families.

These photos are representative of what are ancestors might have looked like and not to be confused with their actual likeness. Photography indeed wasn’t invented until 1826. The family tree originator you are likely trying to reach would advise that any photographs before 1850 are representative and most likely not the actual likeness of that individual.

All the best,

Gary Katz

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