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

Asked by Dutchess_III (27152 points ) 1 month ago

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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