I wonder if the man in the photo, Mr. Lee Large, thought he was going to look relaxed and natural when he posed for this self-taken photo in Saltville, Virginia in 1913. Instead he’s got a stiff , mannequin-ish look going on. Hey, I bet many of us “selfie takers” can relate.
“Hello son! How are you? This is a picture of the spring that furnishes water for the town here. I made the picture. Write to me, Your Bro Lee”
Lee would go on to become a doctor in Rocky Mount, North Carolina where he settled with his wife, Nellie, and five children. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1954 at the age of 62 and is buried in Rocky Mount.
The recipient of Lee’s letter, his brother Willard, was taken by a cerebral hemorrhage just five years earlier.