North Carolina, Paternal Kin, Photographs

Front porch, 1957.


This image is EVERYTHING.

Reverend William H. Henderson and his wife Susie, 1957, Goldsboro, North Carolina.

The composition. The chiaroscuro.

Cousin Will’s hat and folded hands.

Cousin Susie’s pearls and busted shoes.

And that fan.

The rail with no balusters. The tongue-and-groove.

Fifty-four years married. Wont nobody playin’.


Many thanks to E.H., Will and Susie’s granddaughter, for this photo.


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