face 49 • an ancestor

I drew this from a photo in my mother’s photo album. He was my maternal great-grandfather, here, as a young man in the military, returned from what were called then “the Indian Wars”. Eventually he was a Colonel, but this may have been before that. His promotion papers were signed by Roosevelt.

He looked a gentle man… 

One thought on “face 49 • an ancestor

  1. How beautiful this portrait is. That he was your great grandfather only increases the tenderness of the image. Thanks for sharing, Micaela


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