One Image Leads to Another



It started with a photograph. Not an old photo, but a new shot of Marianne Rhodes making ham biscuits in her kitchen. While photographing the author for her new cookbook, I chatted with her about her family. Turns out, Marianne comes from a very old local family of Clarks, Withers, Lovings, and Faulkners. Her grandmother, Marian Tucker Clark, had kept a photo album at the end of the nineteenth century, and Marianne showed it to me.
The small, black book contained beautiful pictures—really what many old Lynchburg family albums showed—of babies, couples, dogs, and chickens. They were all fairly small, four to a page, except for the very end of the album. There I saw two full-page scenes, surprising more for their subject matter than for their size.

Entire article available only in printed version. Lynch's Ferry is on sale at the following Lynchburg locations: Bookshop on the Avenue, Givens Books, Lynchburg Visitors Center, Old City Cemetery, Point of Honor, Market at Main, and Lynch's Ferry office at The Design Group.

Nancy Blackwell Marion, owner of both The Design Group and Blackwell Press, is the publisher of Lynch’s Ferry. Marion’s website lynchburghistory.com is the source and inspiration behind her “Mystery Picture of the Week” column for the News & Advance.


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