Two girls, whose likenesses have been captured for all to see, have nonetheless been passed down through history with the dubious fortune of having their names omitted.
By the very fact that they are included in my aunt’s possessions gives me the clue that they belong to the Davis family. Thankfully, the inclusion of the photographer’s stamp supports my contention—this is a photograph from that little town of my maternal grandfather’s origin: Erwin, Tennessee.
There is writing on the back of this cabinet card. That would be an encouraging note, except for the fact that the writing is so faint, I can’t read it. Perhaps with some technical prowess in magnifying the thing, I can decipher the secrets this card hides.
Perhaps, if it is from the Davis family of Erwin, it represents two of my grandfather’s sisters. Could it be Mabel and Lummie?