Several week ago I was talking to my Dad on the phone and he was telling me about a photograph that my uncle Jeff had of their biological dad when he was 7-8 years old. He couldn’t believe how similar they looked and said it even made him do a double take when he first saw the photo. I of course, being skeptical by nature, didn’t believe him. I wrote my uncle Jeff a nice message on facebook and a short time later I had a copy of said photograph.

The photo to the right is the portrait of Xander I took, over the christmas holiday 2011, on my 4x5. He was 7.5 at the time. Such a handsome kid, if I do say so myself.

The photo on the left is my paternal grandfather, whom I never met. I’m assuming it was taken on a camera similar to the 4x5 I’ve been using, but who knows. He was also around 7- 8 in this photo. Probably late 40’s. Notice the trendy bottle cap buttons? 

At any rate, when I saw the photo I just about fell out of my chair. I know they don’t look exactly alike, but wow!! So many striking similarities! What do you think?