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Jim and Mary-Anne Allen

James and his wife Mary-Anne Allen were my great-great-great grandparents. Here’s Mary-Anne in 1913 aged 37, two years before she died of Consumption (T.B.), and here’s Jim’s army photo of July 1918.

black and white photo of Edwardian ladyEdwardian soldier in uniform

At 37, Mary-Anne looks as if she’s 60, with her collar done up and hair in a severe bun. When these photos were taken, there were not many houses with electricity. I wonder what they would have thought of the way I published this, and you’re reading it?

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