Not Just Another Face: The Minor Family Album

My camera is three and a half pounds of image-capturing magic.  Mary Jane Minor's mouth would round in wonder at its 1295 frames.  My great-great-grandma and I are alike in this regard--we collect faces, without identifying the occasion or relation or special qualities that make those eyes so admired, so treasured.  Nonetheless, the portraits, now and … Continue reading Not Just Another Face: The Minor Family Album

The One I Know: Florence McClure Titus

The Minor Family Album closes out with portraits of nine children, all taken between 1887-1894.  I can identify, with confidence, only one face. Framed by short bangs and soft, baby curls, the chubby toddler's brown eyes flatly state that she will hold this position but a moment longer. This is Flossie, christened Florence McClure in 1889 … Continue reading The One I Know: Florence McClure Titus