Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Not so Wordless Wednesday: Mystery Women of Greene County

Last month Elizabeth posted a fantastic photograph from her grandmother's album, Parasol Girls at Little Bytes of Life. I was smitten with it and have gone back to look at it several times. She mentioned that it might have been taken in Greene County, TN. I have my own stash of mystery women from my aunt Selma's photo albums - taken in and around Greene County at the same time she thought her photo might have been taken.

I am not saying any of these women were Elizabeth's Parasol Girls, but I do see a resemblance. Their summer frocks were prettier than these (especially that striped jacket!), and the parasol far more evocative than the wall, but that's not the point. Actually, there is no point. Not having enough mysteries in my research I'm manufacturing more...


Still, take a look at this woman. Picture her with glasses, leaning against a ladder, under a parasol. Then give me virtual slap upside the head and tell me to get back to work. (But you see it, don't you?)



Photographs:  Unknown. Digital Images. From photo albums of Selma Sawyer, Greene County, TN. Privately held by Nolichucky Roots [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], 1997.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE the photos, NR! I'm glad you were inspired by my grandmother's photo of the mysterious "Parasol Girls," and I sure hope to find out who they were, someday. I don't think they are the same girls in your photos, but perhaps they knew each other? It certainly is a small world (and I'm still waiting to discover our "cousin connection" - I think we MUST have one somewhere!)!

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