Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Vintage Girl hugging dog

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This lovely print was found unframed, rather tattered and bedraggled on the floor of the attic at Moran Place.  The original was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1775 and is entitled Miss Bowles. The Moran's enjoyed decorating their walls with reprints of famous paintings as well as a few original oils by  what we think are Tennessee artists.

For more information about the original painting be sure to visit Project Gutenberg.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

James A. "Bump" Irvine, 1947

This is James A. Irvine, known as Bump to family and friends. His parents were Benjamin Dabney Irvine and Agnes Marion Moran.  The photograph was taken June 15, 1947 on the porch of the original Moran home in Dresden Tennessee.   He married Marie Rogers at the Scott Hotel in 1888. They had three children:  Charles L. Irvine, John Albert Irvine, and James Benjamin Irvine.  James Irvine was a grocer by trade. He was born in 1864 and passed away in 1951.