The Sunday porch: catching up

A repeat porch from October 2014. . .
Two women, by Michael Francis Blake, Duke University Libraries Commons on flickr“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.

Allan Johnston, from “Evening Conversation