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This is a photo found in my late grandmothers possessions. It is a postcard & the inscription on the back says " To my Dear Cousin with fondest love Mona"
I would appreciate any thoughts on when this photo may date from, how old you think Cousin Mona might be & could Mona be short for another name?
No-one knows who Mona is. I haven't come across a Mona in the rellies I've found so far & would love to solve this family mystery.
Mona could be short for Ramona.
I'd estimate her age as late 50s, or well preserved early 60s.
I've looked up the name Mona on here
Behind the Name: Names Beginning With M (http://www.behindthename.com/nm/m5.php)
Anglicized form of the Muadhnait (Irish)
Short form of Monika (Scandinavian)
Variant of Muna (Arabic)
Hi, I've been having a look at cousin Mona, she looks to be a smart lady in late middle age, the picture is a wee bit dark, but it is a studio photograph and it looks to date from the 1920s ( probably the middle of the decade ).
Thank you all for your input. I am just so hopeless at estimating ages. I had thought it was a studio photo from around 1920'ish simply because of the cloche hat. So that puts Cousin Mona born around 1860/70's. So thank you again. Geraldine
i would say 1945/50 she is holding a clutch bag,i remember my first clutch bag that was 1958, roma i agree ramona,or monica brenda xxx
Bear in mind that "dear cousin" might mean 2nd or 3rd cousin, or one or more generations removed.
And the fact that it was in your grandmother's possession doesn't mean that it's your grandmother's cousin either. It might have been her husband's cousin or her mother-in-law's cousin, mightn't it?
I've always thought she was a cousin on my grandfathers side & they are the ones proving most elusive! I have done quite well with my Nan's family considering they were all born in India. Thank you all again, I do appreciate your thoughts. Geraldine
Isn't it a bit big to be a clutch bag Brenda? I seem to remember they were quite small?
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