My Mitchell Grandparents, 1930

Mary Helvey and JTW (Trubie) Mitchell with friends in 1930. This was several years before they got married. The photograph may have been taken at Emory College in Emory, Virginia, but that is not confirmed.

The license plate says Virginia 1930, and Harris Motor Co., Pulaski, Va., is on the wheel cover. I have not yet been able to find any more information on that business.

Winston Churchill’s mother


Winston Churchill’s mother, Lady Churchill (nee Jennie Jerome), circa 1898. This picture seems to be a strange hybrid of a photograph and an engraving — her dress may actually be painted in, and her hat with the towering feathers (probably ostrich) has been retouched/enhanced.