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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Where in the World is Lois Warren Judson?

Walls of Leaves, Lois Warren Judson. Location unknown. Photograph. c1910. Privately held by Herstoryan, Houston, Texas. 2010

Beautiful, but does anyone recognize where she is? Mexico? Anyone else think that looks like a tomb?


  1. It does look like a tomb. What a beautiful spot though. I sure would like to know what it is.

  2. What an interesting photograph. Can you tell where the light is connected above? The arch looks asymmetrical, and it's hard to tell if the arch ends at the wall or if there's a space between the arch and the wall in back. Mausoleum? Or convent? It looks like there's water on the ground, and it looks like Lois is smiling. Would she be smiling at a tomb? Do you know where Lois was in 1910? If you find out about this photo, I hope you'll post it on your blog!

  3. Those are GREAT comments! Thanks, ladies! :)

    Lois was living in Tampico, Mexico in 1910. I have a family album that contains photos of their travels around Mexico. However, this was a loose photo and I have no idea if it was taken in Mexico or somewhere else. They traveled a lot (including the Dutch West Indies). I do think this is sort of tourist destination. It sure is hard to tell about the light fixture. I think there is a space between the arch and the wall in the back. Maybe the light is attached to something in that space. Very interesting. I do hope to find out where this is....someday....(sigh)


  4. I think it looks like a church.