Posts by mattielouise

Out of Kentucky

By on Sep 24, 2010 in Art/Photography, Essays | Comments Off

My grandmother raised five kids herself. My mother is the little girl on the left, and she is the only one left living from this photo. My grandmother is the one seated in the chair. The little girl on the right is my aunt, who passed away a few years ago. The little boy is my uncle, who was killed by a train many years ago. My mother says the little bows in their hair were made from bread ties. The little outfits were hand sewn by my grandmother. To me, this is a most beautiful photo. It captures a proud mother who was also poor. It captures innocence. It captures simplicity. It...

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