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Josephine Pernet

Josephine Pernet

A studio portrait of Josephine K. Pernet (1913-1928), daughter of Emile B. and Ada R. Pernet of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Sadly, Josephine died young of tuberculosis. Note the retouching on the candle to give it the appearance of being lit. View full size.

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One of the reason families, including my grandparents, had so many children, was that they couldn't know how many would live to maturity.

I'm probably older than most of the Shorpy readership and I knew both of my mothers parents and my father's mother for many years. They all had buried children in Russia and one maternal uncle died here. Like Josephine, he contracted tuberculosis and died at about 20 years of age. Unfortunately he passed in the mid 1930s, before I could get to know him. My unsolicited advice to the younger generations, a great many of whom (like my own grandchildren) will get to know their great grandparents, is to constantly talk to them and listen to their stories some of which will be repetitive and boring but many will be gems.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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