Pollyanna Baggins

25 Dec 2013

From the Birmingham Archives:
“This card was sent to the Suffields in Birmingham by Mabel Tolkien from Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, South Africa. Arthur Tolkien was a bank manager there. Mabel is seated; the nurse is holding the baby J. R. R. Tolkien then ten months old. The cook and a servant are also included. The original photo was sepia, Mabel had coloured in some sections, and had created the lettering at the bottom and on the side.”

From the Birmingham Archives:
“This card was sent to the Suffields in Birmingham by Mabel Tolkien from Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, South Africa. Arthur Tolkien was a bank manager there. Mabel is seated; the nurse is holding the baby J. R. R. Tolkien then ten months old. The cook and a servant are also included. The original photo was sepia, Mabel had coloured in some sections, and had created the lettering at the bottom and on the side.”

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