Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lady in the Ladder-back Chair


Here is one of my favorite photos in the Rosenburg Collection at The Old Depot Museum, an elderly woman seated in a ladder-back chair, and no one has been able to identify her so far.

Most likely, this photo was taken back in the 1920s, so even young children of that era would now be very old, and her identity may just remain a mystery.

9 comments:

Lois said...

What a beautiful photograph! You never know, she could be identified someday. A few years ago in the town where I grew up, they published a calendar full of old pictures. On the cover was a picture taken in the 1920's of a beautiful young woman who was not identified. She happened to be my grandmother! She would have loved knowing that she was a calendar girl in the 21st century.

Halcyon said...

Cool photo. Reminds me of some of the work Eudora Welty did. Neat!

Irina said...

Small tied feet. Great photo.

Rose said...

Wouldn't you love to know who she is and what their life was?

EG Wow said...

It's a wonderful photo. Wouldn't it be fun to go back in time and interview her?

Rambling Round said...

Rose and EG, just what I was thinking when I saw her photo. If this was taken in the 1920s, and she looks to be fairly along in years, she may have been alive during the Civil War and Reconstruction. She may have been a child then. Plus all the change that came to Selma during the early 1900s, if she even lived here then. Maybe I can interview her in Heaven.

Jacob said...

You have to wonder what kind of life she had and how her progeny turned out. Fascinating photo!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic shot !! Amazing post !!

Kathleen said...

I would love to read her book. Im sure it would be hard to put down