Life in gardens: Ruyl family

Ruyl family, via Library of CongressBeatrice Baxter Ruyl on the chaise lounge with Barbara, and Mr. Ruyl seated with Ruth, 1913, by F. Holland Day, via The Louise Imogen Guiney Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The photo was probably taken at Five Islands, Maine, where both F. Holland Day and the Ruyl family had homes.

Day was part of the pictorialist movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Its photographers posed or otherwise manipulated their images to create ‘fine art.’

Baxter Ruyl illustrated children’s books and also drew for the Boston Herald. She frequently served as a model for Day and Gertrude Käsebier.

Happy Labor Day weekend in the U.S.!

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