This is a picture that was among the few in my Grandma's little suitcase. In ways, he reminds me of my Great Grandfather John Monroe Ganus shown below.
This man's wavy, somewhat wild hair is certainly similar to John's and some of John's sons' hair. I realize, however, that many times strong family resemblances exist among extended family members so it could just as easily be another relation. What do you think?
I wonder why he had his picture taken that particular day and why the backdrop is simple white fabric. Is that a clue of some kind?
I always feel a little pull at my heart when I look into his eyes and wonder what he would tell me about his life. What did those eyes witness during his lifetime?
Whoever he is, I would love to be able to save his name with his picture and better yet, learn a little about his story.
|John Monroe Ganus|