This is a warm, evening-time glimpse into the world of Susan (Bauer) Greiner, the maternal great-great-grandmother to Erin.
Susan (Bauer) Greiner, mother of Bertha (Greiner) Jordan, mother of Joseph Jordan, father of Meg (Jordan) Pickett, mother of Erin.
The back was simply labeled “grandma”, but I recognized her appearance from another photo that was labeled with names.
I featured the colorized version, but the original is black-and-white as follows:
This is one of the better composed photos to be found in the archive!
The lamp casts a warm glow upon her, sitting in some contemplative and quiet moment in her comfortable looking armchair. There’s a nearby piano, and she’s just closed her book, thick enough to be a Bible or a long-novel. I think that’s a hearing-aid device that is situated at the V-neck of her dress, and wired to her right ear. Her left arm rests outstretched and she denies eye-contact to the photographer, choosing to stare downward.
The flowing curtains on the double window, are what could be a front-room of the North St house in Indianapolis, that would stay in the family many decades longer, and which has featured in a previous posting (and this one too). The 1940 census places her there and I wonder if it’s the other side of one of these front double window sets, behind the front porch.
For year, I am estimating 1945, with Susan being about 77 years old. She would pass away in 1949 at 81 years old.
- What do we know about Susan’s life and characteristics?