“Snapshot, two women sitting on the front porch of a house, unidentified,” ca. 1912-1934, by Michael Francis Blake, via David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University Libraries Commons on flickr.
Blake was one of the first African-American studio photographers in Charleston, South Carolina. His collection at Duke consists of 117 photos in an album entitled “Portraits of Members.”
. . . our effort to open the gift of the world,
our hope to find years
in this box we tear apart.