Pearls, gloves and handbags – Oh my!
These stylish ladies are the 1964 board members of the Memphis Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (L to R):
Mrs. Nelson Coppedge (Elizabeth) – (2nd) Past President; Miss Merrill Parish Hudson – (1st) Past President, organized Memphis APTA; Mrs. E. N. Johnson, Jr. (Mary Elizabeth) – Recording Secretary; Mrs. Thomas P. Hughes, Jr. (Eleanor) – 6th President; Mrs. Elmer Butler (Mary) – (3rd) President.
One of my favorites from The Schoolyard:
Why do I love this photograph so much?
Well, it could be the kid who is so mesmerized by his neighbor’s hair that he forgets about the task at hand:
Or, it could be the girl who can’t find happiness despite the size of her bow:
It’s definitely not this young man:
It’s this girl. She seems to embody a fierce confidence of which even Tyra Banks would approve. She’s even smiling with her eyes. Hardly the image I had of a teenage girl in the early part of the 20th century…
Unfortunately, we don’t know who she is, or even which school she attended. All we know from the photo is that this is Miss Bill’s 8th Grade class. If you have any other information or suggestions, please leave a comment.
How can you not love this photo? Now if only we could identify the subject… Anyone?
UPDATE: Thanks to Darletha Matthews, the subject of this photo has been identified as Walter “Furry” Lewis. Nice work, Darletha!