This is a FABULOUS video from Buzzfeed Video where people recreated photos of their immigrant ancestors and also tell a little bit about their stories.
So, which immigrant ancestor photo, if you have one of them, would you like to recreate? Or even if you don't have a photo of them, which one would you like to dress up as if you could? Which one inspires you the most? Why?
For me, it'd have to be my 2nd great grandmother, Annie Josephine (O'Brien) Vaughan. She came from Ireland in 1872 to just visit her maternal Lennon cousins in New Orleans, Louisiana. And then stayed after meeting and marrying my 2nd great grandfather, Daniel Rook Vaughan. Family lore says she fell in love with Daniel, a carpenter, while he had been remodeling her cousin's house in New Orleans while Annie was visiting from Dublin.
I'd love to recreate her look below.