In Search of Lawtons & Basingers: Photos

We schlepped through a few more folders, and, realizing that time was pressing upon us, we skipped over to the folder with photos.

Alexander James Lawton

Alexander James Lawton

The back of the photo of Alexander James Lawton, giving the date the photo was made, his date of birth, and his age.

The back of the photo of Alexander James Lawton, giving the date the photo was made, his date of birth, and his age.

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The back of Robert E. Lee's calling card to Mrs. Lawton, that being Mrs. Alexander Robert Lawton (Sarah Hillhouse Alexander Lawton).

The back of Robert E. Lee’s calling card to Mrs. Lawton, that being Mrs. Alexander Robert Lawton (Sarah Hillhouse Alexander Lawton).

Sarah "Sallie" Hillhouse Alexander Lawton liked the finer things.  She was in Paris when this photo was made.

Sarah “Sallie” Hillhouse Alexander Lawton liked the finer things. She was in Paris when this photo was made.

The back of Sallie Lawton's photo.

The back of Sallie Lawton’s photo.

The sculptor of Corinne's monument, Benedetto Civiletti.

The sculptor of Corinne’s monument, Benedetto Civiletti.

Benedetto Civiletti was from Palermo, Sicily.

Benedetto Civiletti was from Palermo, Sicily.

There are several photos of a torso, and also a model of a monument that is similar to Corinne’s final monument.  I’m guessing that Civiletti sent photos of his work for approval.  The final monument is more grand that the original photo.

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Corinne’s monument at Bonaventure. It’s my understanding that this was originally at Laurel Grove, and was moved at some point.

There are a few more unidentified photos which will I add later after a bit more research.

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2 Responses to “In Search of Lawtons & Basingers: Photos”

  1. Sharon Says:

    I love these old photos, Ruth. Thanks.

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