Image #2 from the C. Murray Album. A woman who sat for her portrait in Clay Center, Kansas. She’s all angles and sharp edges, but I wonder if she really was soft and sweet at heart. I found that Kalin was in business at least between 1890 and 1913 by two separate photos with dates. One photo from 1913 was actually a photo of the studio. Interesting.
I wonder who she was.
UPDATE: Thanks to reader Jamie Robinson, we now know that this was Lucia Jane “Lucy” (Avery) Elkins, born 1841 in Vermont. Lucy was one of 10 children born to George and Delilah Avery. Much of the family (if not all) relocated to Kansas, which is where we pick up her sister Mary’s family in the Streeter family album. For more Avery and Streeter photos, please click on the page heading “C. Murray Album.”