Sepia Saturday~ 3 Ross Sister's

Saturday, June 18, 2011


From Left to Right :Margaret Ross (Smith)~ Elizabeth Ross (Duthie)~ Annie Ross


The Ross Sisters ~The 3 oldest daughters of 8 children born to William Ross and Margaret Arthur, Margaret 1879~Elizabeth 1871 and Annie in 1876. I'm not sure of the occasion for the photo above, Could it  have something to do with the narrow piece of paper Ann is holding in hand? While Margaret and Ann's dresses are plainer than Elizabeth's perhaps it was taken around the time of Elizabeth's wedding in 1897?

Margaret Ross (Peg) was the wife of my Great Grand Uncle Alexander Smith.  Alexander and Margaret were married June 14, 1901 in Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. They were married for 52 years and had six children. Margaret died September 19,1953 at Woodend Hospital in Aberdeen and Alexander on April 15,1961 in Aberdeen.

1901 Marriage of Alexander Smith and Margaret Ross

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9 comments:

Tattered and Lost said...

I always wonder what color the dresses really were. Were they all in the same color or did one have bold color the other two would not dare to try? They all look lovely.

Brett Payne said...

Great portrait, thanks for sharing. The fashion seems about right for 1897.

Little Nell said...

A beautifully composed family group.

Postcardy said...

That's a fun picture even though the woman look quite serious. I love the details of the clothes and hats.

Kristin said...

Wonder what that small strip of paper is?

Christine H. said...

Those beautiful dresses! I always wonder though if the waists were so tight that it was difficult to breathe.

savethephotos said...

Interesting the one holding the paper, wish I could make out what it says, have yet to see a photo like that, may have gave info to the ocassion? Great photo and love the sleeves on the middle lady.

Howard said...

Fabulous picture. I love their dresses and corsetted waists. The girl in the middle is beautiful. I think the girl on the right may be holding their official contestants entry pass to the Aberdeen heats of 'Britain's Got Talent 1897'.

Mike Brubaker said...

Wonderful photo. I recently read a history of Queen Victoria, that her long mourning over Prince Albert's death in the second half of the 19th century limited dress fashion colors to black, gray, and white. Hats may have been the only real colored decorative garment.

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