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A Moment in my Great Great Grandparents Life

Ebenezer Sinkinson & his wife Lydia

Ebenezer Sinkinson & his wife Lydiaed

DESCRIPTION: a photograph of  ‘Grandma and Grandpa Sinkinson’. As it was my grandma Evelyn Hannaford (nee Randell) who wrote that on the photo, that would make these people my great great grandparents Ebenezer Sinkinson, and his wife Lydia Amelia Sinkinson (nee Bays)
DATE: undated, but probably around 1900, as Ebenezer would have been 50, and Lydia 49
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Alan Phillips
STORY/ABOUT:  I’m breaking my own rule “it must be an original to be listed” with this photograph, as this is a copy, but it was such a striking photo that I needed to share it. It’s not a posed portrait, but simply a moment in their life, standing outside what is presumably their home, with the horse, cart and dog nearby. It’s gorgeous. And to have a casual photo like this from back then is rather unusual.
This photo was in my grandma’s photograph album, with nothing other than the little inscription of “Grandma and Grandpa Sinkinson” written on it. So unfortunately I don’t know where it came from. Knowing that the Sinkinson’s lived at Mount Torrens, South Australia for many years, the house in the photograph may be that one, but I don’t know as I’ve not researched my Sinkinson family yet.
If anyone has further details on when and where this photo was taken – I’d love to know.

2 Responses to “A Moment in my Great Great Grandparents Life”

  1. Deb says:

    Alona, Most of this Sinkinson generation lived in “Sinky Town” Mount Torrens, so you are probably right with the area. Nice to see one of my Hannah’s brothers.

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