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Photo 3: Ruth and Evelyn Pope at the Pope House, c. 1913. [Photo 3] with link to larger version of photo.
(Courtesy of the Pope House Museum Foundation, Raleigh, NC)

Photo 4: Portrait of Delia Haywood Phillips Pope, c. 1905. [Photo 4] with link to larger version of photo.
(Courtesy of the Pope House Museum Foundation, Raleigh, NC)

Questions for Photo 3

1. Why do you think the Popes had these portraits taken? Why might having a portrait taken be a status symbol?

2. In formal portraits like these many people posed with the things that were most special to them. What belongings were important enough to Ruth and Evelyn that they felt the need to include them in their photograph?

3. What do the carpet and furnishings in Photo 3 and the subjects' clothing and accessories in both portraits convey about the Pope family?

* The photos on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 3 and Photo 4, but be aware that each file will take as much as 40 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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