I love this photograph of my husband’s grandfather and his family. This was the beginning of World War I. When I look at their faces, it makes me wonder what life was like for them back then. What were their thoughts, their worries, their plans? What would they have thought of the world today?
Here’s what my mother-in-law told me about this photograph:
The year must be around 1914, at the beginning of World War I. The picture shows Ralf’s grandfather Robert, at approximately age 5, his grandmother, and his three uncles in their home town Steyr, Upper Austria. Robert’s mother Josefine had moved to Vienna to find a job. She found a job as well as her future husband. Robert joined them in Vienna a few years later.
I’m just grateful to have these photographs as a glimpse into the lives and the history of these ancestors.
Please make it a priority to print your pictures this year!