Lookalikes in the Family Album

Lookalikes in the Family Album

I'll blame it on the holiday season. I'm feeling a little silly today. I laughed out loud when I saw Karen Thornhill's picture submission. Thank you Karen! It's not the subject matter of the photo that made be chuckle, it's how she started the e-mail. First, though...who...

I’ll blame it on the holiday season. I’m feeling a little silly today. I laughed out loud when I saw Karen Thornhill’s picture submission. Thank you Karen!

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It’s not the subject matter of the photo that made be chuckle, it’s how she started the e-mail. First, though…who do you think the woman on the left looks like? Karen wrote me with the following opening line “Glenn Close, Abraham Lincoln and a baby.”

It started me thinking: Do you have any celebrity lookalikes in your family album? Go ahead. Send them in to me in an email.

Just for comparison purposes, here’s a picture of a young Abraham Lincoln from the Library of Congress. It was taken Oct. 1, 1858.

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And here’s a Wikipedia link to images of Glenn Close.

The actual subjects depicted in this family photo are Karen’s grandparents and her aunt—Rosetta (Seeley) Eldred and Emmet Ernest Eldred with baby Emma (Eldred) Johnson.

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  1. I have always called these sort of photos "Time Traveling Celebrities" and have posted a few I’ve found over the years. Probably the best are the faux Matt Damon and faux Debra Messing. My favorite is a faux Will Ferrell in a dress from my maternal grandmother’s album. You can find them at the following links:

    http://tatteredandlostphotographs.blogspot.com/2008/11/time-traveling-celebrities.html

    http://tatteredandlostphotographs.blogspot.com/2009/04/time-traveling-will-ferrell.html

  2. When I looked at Mr. Emmet Eldred, I really was amazed at how much he looked like singer James Taylor. They could be the same person! Go check out Google images and type James Taylor in the search box. You’ll be amazed too!