This is a beautiful picture of my maternal grandmother taken shortly before her marriage. The picture was made in Lebanon, Kentucky, by J. W. Miller. I love the beautiful material of the dress and the lace at the collar and cuffs. I can see my mother in her eyes, nose and mouth. Perhaps her engagement ring is what she’s wearing on her left hand? I’m surprise she’s somewhat slouching in the chair! My grandmother was always such a stickler for good posture and correct behavior! Perhaps this was her rebellious stage?
Mary Alice Montgomery married Joseph Rueben Carrico. She was the daughter of Robert E. Lee Montgomery and Frances Barber Linton.