National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1238
Subject/Title:
Dickey, Mary Baird
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:1906
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:16 x 20
Image Dimensions:15 x 19
Materials/Media:Charcoal on paper
Date Documented:20 April 2008
Condition:Good

Description:Full-length of baby seated in dark chair with her hands resting on the arms. She is facing front; however, her blue eyes are looking slightly to the viewer's left. She is wearing a high-necked empire-waist dress with lace at the hem and ends of the sleeves, and her bare feet stick out from under the hem of the dress.
History of Work:
Notes:Subject's parents were Dura Anderson Dickey of New Hampshire and Susan Eleanor Poston of Houston, TN. She was born April 14, 1906 in Charlotte, NC, and died November 22, 1998 in Nashville, TN. She is buried in the Beatty plot in Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis, TN. This portrait of the subject as a baby is owned by her daughter.

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