Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music!) , is to:
1) How many generations do you have photographs or portraits of your ancestors and descendants? It can be any line...it just can't be broken!
2) Tell us the line, or better yet, show us the unbroken line. Provide birth-death years, and the approximate date that the photograph or portrait was made.
3) Share your generation picture line in a blog post of your own, or in a Facebook post, or in a comment to this post.
I think I have photographs for 8 generations of ancestors and descendants. Here they are:
1) 3rd great-grandfather: John Richman (1788-1867) of Hilperton, Wiltshire, England, taken in the 1860s:
2) 2nd great-grandfather: James Richmond (1821-1912), taken in the 1890s:
3) First great grandfather: Thomas Richmond (1848-1917), taken in the 1890s:
4) Grandmother: Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver, taken in the 1920s:
5) Father: Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983), taken in the 1950s:
6) Myself: Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-????), taken in 2016.
7) and 8) My descendants, taken in 2018:
That's it! 8 generations, spanning lives over 200 years (150 years of photographs). I may be able to add another generation in 10-20 years.