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Friday, December 30, 2011

Who are they? Old Natchez Photographs III

Sue at six weeks

Class 1913 Stanton College

At Portland, Ark. 1909 Isabel and William (Munger?)

At Portland, Ark. 1909 The Picnic

At Portland, Ark. 1909 Isabel, William and the colt.

Natchez, 1911

Natchez, 1911 Anna and me (Annet Pritchartt)

Natchez, 1911.  "Our Gang"

Natchez, 1911 Isabel and William.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Photo Restoration by Elodie

A few years ago I started teaching myself Photoshop Elements.  After awhile I got pretty good at it and people started bringing me photos to alter or restore.  These first three pictures are my latest effort.  When the client brought it in I wasn't sure I could do it justice, but I think it turned out rather nicely.  It's fun as long as you've got the time and patience to do it.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Who Are They? Old Natchez Photographs II

This photo was captioned "Cruel Bluebeard prepares to kill his wife."

And this was captioned, "To the rescue."

This was taken for the Mardis Gras (The Car Parade)

I think perhaps this is Corrine Wade, as is the one below, taken on the porch at 203 Clifton Avenue.

Far left is Annet Pritchartt and next to her, her brother Howard Pritchartt.  Taken in the side front yard at 203 Clifton Avenue, Natchez, MS.

This was captioned, "Looking at the moon."  I think the girl closest to the camera is Annet Pritchartt.

Taken in the front yard at 203 Clifton Avenue, Natchez, MS.   The bluff in the background.

Annet Pritchartt on far left.  Taken at the old Learned mansion on the bluff, known today as Maggie Burkley's house.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Who Are They? Old Natchez Photographs

 These first five were taken at 203 Clifton Avenue, Natchez, MS Circa 1907-09

Annet Pritchartt on far left; Corrine Wade (Cora) on far right.

Corrine Wade on left; Annet Pritchartt on right

Annet Pritchartt in rear looking down; girl on right with finger in mouth is Corrine (Cora) Wade.  Born 1897 and lived at 207 Clifton Avenue.  Cora had a sister, Clara, born in 1895.  Corrine had a son with C.V. Hollis -- Claiborne Hollis, a financial consultant in Natchez who still lives at 207 Clifton.  I think Corrine died after giving birth to Claiborne, and I remember Miss Clara living at 207 Clifton.  She had two large Magnolia trees in her front yard in whose strong, gentle branches I spent many an hour climbing and playing.

Rear right in sailor dress is Annet Pritchartt; far right with dog in her lap is Corrine Wade.

The next series of photographs says "House Party, Martin, Mississippi, July 1909

Man on right tentatively identified as William Evans Dean 1874-1956.  He married Anna Trimble.

 Annet on far left - next to her Corrine Wade.  Girl on far right end believe to be  Clara Wade her sister.

Caption for this picture said, "Our chaperones."

For more photos, please also see Matters Familias - The Long Farewell.