Gold tone, 11" x 14". Original thumbprint frame. Exceptionally bright and open photo, with the L.A. mark, placing this piece around 1920. On the back,
"In the shadows, whose illumined crest
Speaks of the world behind them where the sun
Still shines for us whose day is not yet done
Those last dark ones go drifting. East or West.
Or North or South - it matters not; their quest
Is towards the shadows whence it was begun;
Hope in it. Ah, my brothers, there is none.
And yet - they only seek a place to rest.
So mutely, uncomplainingly they go,
How shall it be with us when they are gone.
When they are but a mem'ry and a name?
May not those mournful eyes to phantoms grow -
When, wronged and lonely, they have drifted on
Into the voiceless shadows whence they came?
- ELLA HIGGINSON
PERIOD: 1st quarter 20th century
ORIGIN: E.S. Curtis
SIZE: 11" x 14"