Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Photogenic Family

We are fortunate that the Harrison and Lydia Hood family took time out for family photographs. This is the third group picture in our possession, and I can only wish that more of our families had gotten together for photographs. The photo below was taken with the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in the background. Eight of the siblings are pictured with their mother Lydia. Not pictured are daughter Effie and son Riley. Riley died in 1901.

Note that each person in the photo is wearing a hat, primarily white. And note everyone is dressed in white or light-colored clothes except Durell who is wearing dark pants. I wonder if this is perhaps "Decoration Day" at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Kneeling in front are Jeff and Dennis Hood. In the back are Charlie, Alma, mother Lydia, Eula, Ellie, Durell and Richard.

If you have a sharp eye, you might can match the faces in this photo with the ones listed as unknown in the earlier photo. Please let me know if you do! Thanks again to Don Dulaney for providing the photo to me, and he credits James and Betty Johnson for passing along the photo and information to him along with assistance from Mrs. Jesker Hood Miles.

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