Pic of the Week (#127) - Sealed With a Kiss

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.

This #foundphoto is interesting to me more for what is on the back than what is on the front. This probably early 1950s photograph has a bright red lipstick imprint on the back.


One the front are three children, probably siblings or cousins. It looks like they might be standing on a lakeshore with some tall grass or brush behind them. Or perhaps it is just a field or pasture.


I don’t know anything else about the photograph, other than it came in a random lot of photos from eBay that was labelled “kids”. It does not appear the the photos in the lot were related to each other.

I would love your thoughts about some of these questions:

  • Who are these children and what are their stories?

  • Whose lips are imprinted on the back and why?

  • Was the photo sent to someone, perhaps a father and husband who was away?

  • What do you think, feel, and wonder about as you look at and think about the photo?

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