Every Friday The Psychogenealogist shares a "Pic of the Week." The intent is to encourage thought and imagination about the spaces where psychology, genealogy, and history converge.
Here is another great antique store find. It shows a young woman and has a French inscription written in the lower right corner. The name of the photographer is “Campbell Studio” in Florence, Alabama.
Here is a closeup of the inscription. It seems to read, in French:
Je vous aime
Some basic research and google translate suggests this means, roughly, “I love you”. It seems a little clumsy in that the “vous” refers either formally to an individual or a group of people. A less formal way of saying “I love you” to a sweetheart would be: “Je tu aime”.
Any French speakers out there available to educate or correct me?
This photo came from the same antique store pile as: The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#39). Though different women, the two photos are in the same frame and from the same Studio. Both have affectionate inscriptions on the bottom (#39 was “With Love, Molly”).
Finally, it looks like “Chuck” to me, but it also looks like there is a dotted “i” in the name. What do you think the name on the 2nd line of the inscription is? I can’t quite tell.
Here are some other questions to consider as you think about this photo.
Who is this woman and what is her story?
Who wrote the inscription and who was the photo given to?
What year do you think the photo was taken?
What relation, if any, do you think this photo has to the one in Pic of the Week #39?
What do you think, feel, and wonder about as you look at this photograph?
I would love to hear your thoughts about these questions or other ideas that occur to you about the photo. Please feel to leave a comment below!
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