Jack and May Brown

Edwardian Jack and May Brown. Detail of RPPC. Private Collection.

Beautiful May appears confident. By contrast, Jack is a bit uncomfortable. He looks very young too. I imagine them to have had a lively and spirited relationship. What do you think, were these two a couple or brother and sister? The way they’re facing each other I think they were a couple, and May was a few years older than her husband, that or her body language and expression made her look like the more mature one of the two (which isn’t hard to do. Right, ladies? :-).

The backdrop is folksy with the little painted house in between them and the high snowy mountain peaks. By contrast, the foreground has a tropical feel to it with what looks like an orange tree and palms. I wonder where these two were…California?

This picture is dated March 28, 1909.

RPPC. Private Collection.


RPPC: CYKO 1904-1920s

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