I'm in love!!
I entered an estate sale, looked over things, and saw this picture! OMG, I fell in love with it immediately. This picture portrays the epitome of love, trust, innocence, and anticipation. It is quite old and must be a colorized picture of a black and white photo. Back then color photography was not the norm.
So here is where Searcy AR history comes in. It is signed Wm Walker, Searcy ARK. William Walker was a successful and beloved Searcy photographer. If he put the color on the photo, he was also an artist. Here's his signature from the photo.
Another person who is very well remembered in White County was from Judsonia and he framed pictures. His name was Jimmy Gill and he put his sticker on the back of the frames. Each one that I have seen was interesting because he was using wallpaper (probably old pieces from somewhere) to cover the back of the framed item. Here is his sticker on the back of this portrait.
Perhaps best of all is the person who owned this portrait has given it to me!!! Thanks!