who are the children in the photo - Taita, NZ c1890
Are you good at puzzles ??
On PECK of Taita there is a photo of Mrs Samuel Peck and 3 children
It is a very old photo - taken, the National Library of New Zealand says, c.1890s
the parents are:
Samuel PECK (1850-1931) & Frances STENT (1857-1938)
HOWEVER, I cannot work out which of the 13 children they are
If you click on the link you will see their 13 children
the names and birthdates should help with the combination of:
boy - girl - baby OR even girl - boy - baby
I hope the photo is clear enough for you to see that there is a boy and a girl who both look a similar age because of their height, but his stance makes him appear the older and to me he looks maybe 3 years old at the most. The baby in her arms is a very 'new' baby by the looks which gives us something to work on going backwards !!
If this photo was taken in the 1890s (as the National Library of New Zealand states) then the boy must be John because all the last 5 children were girls so the children would have to be
• John Peck aged about 3
• Myrtle Peck aged about 1
• baby Ivy
HOWEVER, the girl, to me, looks older than 1
The next combination of boy, girl or even, girl, boy if you look at the childrens names and ages would have to be
• Elizabeth Peck - aged 5
• Henry Peck - aged 3
• baby Leonard
This would make the photo as taken in 1886 as Leonard was born in September
HOWEVER, Elizabeth does not look 5 in this photo!!
Your help would be appreciated
FRANCES PECK & 3 CHILDREN