Thursday, April 11, 2013

Treature Chest Thursday: Life with Louise - The Photo Albums

Mary Louise Vaughan Dallis, ca 1915

Mary Louise Vaughan Dallis, my great aunt, was an interesting lady.  Born in 1889, she was one of six girls born to Albert Bell Vaughan, Jr. and his second wife, Georgia Camp Vaughan, one of seven daughters in the family of nine children.

Like all the Vaughan girls, Louise attended college, later teaching school for many years.  She was also a talented artist.  I am privileged to have three pieces that she painted including the watercolor she painted as a wedding present for my husband and me.

Through the years, Louise also kept a number of photo albums and a scrapbook, four of which were passed on to me by an aunt.  Besides family portraits, the books also have photos that show life in the central Georgia town of LaGrange, Louise’s home for most of her life.

Over the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing some of the interesting things I have found in her albums and scrapbook.  I hope you enjoy looking at “Life With Louise”.


  1. What great treasures to have! I also had a great aunt that kept scrapbooks. Her scrapbooks went to a local genealogy society so I have never seen them but I hope to one day. Looking forward to seeing what your treasures hold.

  2. Mary,
    Enjoying your 'treasure hunt' so! Cherie