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Why would the Amish decide not to have an artist's rendering of their younger daughter?

Asked by Dutchess_III (32880points) August 14th, 2014

Two Amish girls went missing. They don’t have any photographs of the girls because it’s against Amish beliefs.
However, they agreed to have an artist draw a sketch of the older girl, who is 12, but not of the younger, who is 6.

Why would they do that?

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snowberry's avatar

Hmm, interesting question. Perhaps there was a disagreement at home and/or at church about the pictures, so they compromised and offered a picture of only one girl. Perhaps they chose the older child because a 12 year old is more self sufficient than a 6 year old, possibly with more chances to be around multiple people (more able to communicate).

trailsillustrated's avatar

Their art and toys cannot bear images of a face. That’s why Amish dolls have blank faces. It’s a worldly thing that is against their beliefs.

Dutchess_III's avatar

But it was OK for one, but not the other, @trailsillustrated.

trailsillustrated's avatar

^ have no idea.

snowberry's avatar

If I only had one chance at a picture, I’d also choose the older kid because that’s the kid most likely to escape.

Dutchess_III's avatar

They were going to do both kids, but the parents said no.

jca's avatar

They found the kids, Amber Alert over.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh, thank you for the update @jca!!

jca's avatar

“The Update Lady.” LOL

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