Monday, March 9, 2009

Blanton Brothers

The word prompt for the 11th Edition of Smile For The Camera is brothers & sisters. Were they battling brothers, shy little sisters, or was it brother & sister against the world?

Wilbur Blanton

Horace Blanton

This is my grandfather, Wilbur Blanton, and his brother, Horace. They were the youngest of 8 children born to William and Mirenda (Mills) Blanton (2 of the children died in 1891 before they were born). They also had an older half-brother and half-sister. Wilbur and Horace remained in contact with each other all of their lives, so I can only assume that they were close growing up. I love their clothes in this picture; they are so cute!

Photograph: Wilbur & Horace Blanton, ca. 1910, privately held by Debbie McCoy, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]. Texas, 2009.

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  1. They are both very handsome little men. They look a little uncomfortable in those ties. Aren't you glad you have the picture, Debbie?

  2. Cute picture - it must have been so hard for them to stand still for it! Especially in their dressed-up clothes. I imagine they were action packed little boys!

  3. I wonder if the long tie was for older children and the other one for younger children?
    Evelyn in Montreal


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