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Rachel Taft Dixon (1889 ~1980), artist, writer, beauty! My second-cousin-twice-removed was a remarkable woman, ahead of her time, a-bubble with talent! More about her, with an example of her art, can be seen here.
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Your cousin Rachel was a striking figure of a woman, Sheila. She was as lovely as her very impressive work!
And again, thanks, Gene! I wish I had known her ~ one of the cousins who stayed in W. Bloomfield, a nephew of Rachel’s, in fact, corresponded with her right up until she died. But I never made the connection!
One very lovely lady, Sheila. What a marvellous portrait!
She had two gorgeous uncles, & I have a sheet I printed up & distributed to some family members under the title “Our Stunning Relatives”. Thanks, M. Have no idea who took this, but I’d guess it was when she was in New York. I also have a baby picture of her, & one taken when she was maybe 6 or 7. In every one, she has that direct, intelligent look; you’d know her anywhere!
beautiful face..woman. ..love the tone.
Many thanks, LisaBeth. I understand she was quite beautiful in later life as well!
very nice Sheila.
She was a fine woman & a great talent. Did her own thing! Thanks, Dave.
Lovely photo of a lovely lady Sheila.
Wish I knew who took this & where. It turned up years ago among a bunch (about a ton) of family Stuff. May have been taken in New York when she was at Pratt ~ would’ve been in her early-to-mid-twenties. Thanks, Gary.
A quite stunning young lady, a head-turner in any generation …
Thanks, Tom. I gather she was a force to be reckoned with right up until she died at age 90.
What a lovely looking, talented lady Sheila – those costumes are terrific !
Hey, Roy. Thank you.
Lovely photo of a very intelligent and lovely girl. Her artworks remind me of Renee McIntosh’s wife Margaret McDonald… she loved those shapes and poses of ladies in flowing clothes …!
That was the era, all right! Rachel’s style changed considerably over the years, especially as she evolved into a children’s book illustrator. Thanks, Steve.
Lovely portrait, Sheila! – When I first saw it, & prior to your reading your description – I wondered if she might be a writer …! :)
A lady of many talents ~ what might have been called a blue stocking in the day. Thanks, Laurie.
Such an accomplished lady has no business being so beautiful!! :)… Seems you have a veritable treasure trove of splendid ancestors Sheila.
I know! I really should post the two pictures I have of her as a child. Can’t mistake that expression! Thanks, Meg.
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