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Gijsbert Schipper

This is a picture of my great great grandfather, Gijsbert Schipper, scanned from an old picture kept by family members and passed down. I do not know the date of this photograph, but roughly estimate it as circa 1910.

 

He lived to a ripe old 98 years in the Netherlands. Born in Tonsel on October 16, 1828 and died in Assen on November 12, 1926. Married Jantien Zwiers at age 36 with occupation listed as arbeider (laborer) and had at least two sons and two daughters.

 

I like the texture of this photograph, the character in the lines in his face, and his suit, tie and watch chain.

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Taken on July 14, 2009