For Wordless Wednesday I shared a picture with no markings or identification.
The photo was shared with me recently by my cousin Isabella. We share the same great grandmother Nicoletta Civitano nee Marvulli. Our first assumption was that this was Nicoletta. However I have started to wonder if perhaps this could be a picture of her sister, Angelina Civitano nee Marvulli. (These two sisters married brothers Vincenzo and Vito Luigi.) You may remember these sisters from the wonderful photo’s shared also recently with me by the Fraticelli Family. Their branch descend off of a third sister, Rita Caso nee Marvulli.
We have no known photo of Angelina younger to compare the photo too but I do for Nicoletta.
There is something in the shape of the nose that gives me cause to pause
After posting the photo I heard from another cousin, Rose who shared the woman looked very much like her mother, Mary Nappi nee Simone, granddaughter of Angelina. Below is the only photo of Mary that I have at this time to compare with. I too see a strong resemblance between the two and see what Rose saw in the photo.
It would not be out of the question to believe that a photo of Angelina or even Mary would be in the possession of Isabella, past to her from her grandmother Julia, to her mother Nicoletta on down to her. I don’t know if we will ever know for certain who this is in the photo, but it is another reminder for us to label.
This is a shout out to all Civitano family branch members to please dig deep into your photo archives, label what you know, question who you don’t and reach out to members of your family to try and identify them. If you come across any photo’s of Angelina – or any you would like to share on the blog please contact me.
I would also love to read your thoughts on the photo’s above and what you think about the comparison’s that I shared. I look forward to hearing from you.
2 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday Photo Follow Up: Who Am I”
To me she looks much more like Nicolletta than Mary—the shape of the face and those thick eyebrows. Whether it could be Angelina is harder to say, but I’d still go with Nicoletta.
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Thank you Amy for your thoughts on this – always appreciated!
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