The New England Historic Genealogical Society's weekly newsletter includes a survey. This weeks question is regarding how many generations back (starting with parents) do you have photographs, portraits, or other visual images of at least one person in your direct line?
My answer is 2nd great-grandparents. This is one of those things that I knew but never really thought much about. Like most people, I have pictures of both of my parents and all four of my grandparents. I also have pictures of 7 of my 8 great-grandparents and 7 of my 16 gg grandparents. I'm sure there are people with more photos but that seems like it might be better than average numbers. Most of these pictures have been posted before but they are worth a second look in this context.
Photos of great-great-grandparents
1838 - 1905
1837 - 1912
1806 - 1899