Contributed by Joe Patterson
In 1901, when Alma Pearl Alexander was five years old, an itinerant photographer took this picture in Lockhart, Texas. He preferred to pose little girls holding a flower in their hands, but there wasn’t a blossom to be found in town. This was cotton-growing country at the time, so he placed a cotton boll in her hand. He promised to paint a flower over the cotton boll in the final picture. Her descendants are happy that he never did!
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Contributed by Philippa Taylor, Eymet, France
My grandmother Agnes Clarke (nee McCann), who was known as “The Belle of Bootle.” She was born in 1884 and this picture was taken about 1904 in Liverpool.