Photo of Esmond Edward Hennesy at the paper mill, 1927

Esmond Edward Hennesy at the paper mill. The back reads 23 January 1927, midnight. It must have been a special day. Most of the photos we have of Esmond are to do with paper mill activities but this is an exception for all the photos we have in that it is “industrial”. Prior to this we have “country” photos in Louisiana, though we have a few, wonderful photos of Esmond’s father’s restaurant and store. Those of the store and restaurant are still country. Whereas this is industrial, metal and gauges, carrying with it an air of Metropolis which was, funnily enough, made in 1927.

I don’t know if this was while they were still in Louisiana or after he and Ethel had moved to Arkansas.

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