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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote2011-02-02 05:00 pm

Treasure Chest Thursday

I've always loved this photo for its simplicity.


They are Mary Jane Franklin and James Franklin Burris, sometime before her death in 1888 in Allen County, KS.

[identity profile] (from 2011-02-03 03:43 pm (UTC)(link)
It is a strong photo. She's almost like a column with that straight neck.

And I love the details. Just as I'm thinking Plains, and wind, and hardscrabble farm life I noticed the narrow clapboards and the brickwork. They were quite established when this was taken, weren't they? In town or still on the farm?

[identity profile] 2011-02-03 06:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Still on the farm.

He was also a blacksmith.