Today’s post celebrates National Siblings Day with this ca. 1926 glass negative image of twin toddlers Bob (1924-2015) and Alan (1924-1945) Mancill. The boys were the children of Norman B. and Anna Marshall Mancill and the nephews of photographer T. (Thomas) Clarence Marshall (1885-1969).
T. Clarence Marshall’s father, Israel W. Marshall, founded the Marshall Brothers Paper Mill in Yorklyn, Delaware in 1890. The wealth generated by this family business allowed his son to become a man of many hobbies, including photography.
In addition to other subjects, the Hagley’s collection of his photographs contains images like this one, documenting the Marshall family and their friends. Other subjects include Auburn Heights (the family mansion), the Marshall Brothers Paper Mill, Marshall’s collection of Stanley Steamer automobiles, and various locations and events in and around Delaware and Chester County, Pennsylvania.
To view a large selection of images from the Thomas C. Marshall photographs (Acc. 1990.270) collection online now, visit its page in our Digital Archive by clicking here.
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