Vintage family photographs are among the most interesting pictures ever taken, but very few turn out with a charming story to tell. A researcher for a news network in Canada got intrigued with a photo of seven siblings in Quebec taken for National Geographic in 1939, and sought out the story behind the touching snap. Find out after the jump!
The heartwarming photograph above, showing seven siblings sitting on a wooden fence in Quebec, Canada, was taken by Harrison Howell Walker for the 1939 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Decades later, it was shared in National Geographic’s Found Tumblr Page, piquing the interest of its many followers and readers, including CBC radio producer and researcher Julia Caron.
Caron got in touch with Janna Dotschkal, assistant photo editor for the National Geographic Magazine and one of the folks manning the Found Tumblr Page. They shared Walker’s photo to obtain any present-day information about the seven siblings. Ketsia Houde, the granddaughter of the little boy (second from the right) in the photo above, sent Dotschkal an e-mail and told the story behind it along with Caron in the CBC radio feature below: