Friday, September 12, 2008

In the Field

Society member Mona Robinson Mills of Oxford shared with the society many wonderful family photographs of the Robinson family from Tremont. The photograph above is a detail of a larger photograph that will appear on the front cover of the Fall 2008 issue of Itawamba Settlers magazine. Pictured above are (left to right) Gideon Robinson with children, Luke, Louis, Lowrey Marlin (or Buddy as he was called), Jewell (the only girl), and Lawson.
Such photographs as the one above are wonderful snapshots of daily life in Itawamba County from times gone by. So many family photographs are formal portrait photographs and every now and then one surfaces that shows a family in an informal setting. The photograph above is one such example of these wonderful treasures.


Terry Thornton said...

Wonderful photograph BOB. Those views of a family in action be it at work, play, or mourning in a cemetery tell so much more than a studio portrait. Thanks for sharing this look of an Itawamba County Hill Country family.

Terry Thornton
Fulton, MS

Bob Franks said...

Terry, these are my favorite types of photographs. Although quite rare, these old images provide us with a valuable glimpse into the daily lives of those before us.