Holmes Rd Searcy AR Gertrude Holmes as a young girl

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Gertrude Holmes old picture girls dressed up

Elizabeth Gertrude Durham

The pretty girl on the left was named Elizaeth Gertrude Durham and I think the girl on the right was her sister.  The picture dates back, way back, and the girls are dressed in very pretty and fancy outfits.  The hair styles appear the same with a huge bow at the back.

Elizabeth Gertrude had an Arkansas future coming her way.  She married Ballard Holmes from the Searcy AR area and they lived on Holmes Road in Searcy for many years......long enough to have the road named for them.  They had 4 children.  All of the children have passed on but lots of grandchildren are still around.

One is my husband, Rodger Duncan, and he inherited this lovely picture when his mother Wyndelene Holmes Duncan passed on. 

I love the picture and wonder if anyone knows about the composition of the photograph.

Comments (10)

Suzi Jones

Victorian pose in an avant garde frame. Priceless.

Dec 10, 2019 07:07 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

Can't answer your question, but what a prize to have.  Make it a great day

Dec 11, 2019 01:17 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

What a wonderful vintage photo that is, Barbara.  And, look at those tiny waist lines on the girls.

Dec 11, 2019 01:46 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Suzi, you sound as if you know photos!

James, I am glad you like the picture.

Myrl, and the dresses were so frilly.  Wonder how long it took to make the dresses.

Dec 11, 2019 05:07 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara - the combination of the attire shown in this photo and the eventual naming of the street seems to show how important the name Holmes was to Searcy.  Quite the treasure!

Dec 11, 2019 05:34 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Michael, it does seem that way....and I married into the family.  LOL

Dec 11, 2019 04:51 PM

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