Lookalikes in the Family Album

By Maureen A. Taylor

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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