Filed under: people — WmX @ 10:43

Marha Roberts

My landlady, Martha Richford Roberts, photo circa 1910. I rented from her for three years in 1970’s, on Foster’s branch, a chestnut log cabin + 100 acres in the Southwestern Mountains, $100/mo. She called the place Roundabout. The rumor is that someone in the Dave Matthews organization owns it now. Dunno. Haven’t returned in 35 years.
Martha danced as a youngster. This photo titled “The Comet”, taken by Count Jean De Strelecki.
Martha wrote poetry and fed many cats. She had a housemate, Martha Mabel Moore.


  1. Wow. That is a strange and beautiful photograph.

    Comment by John — 2011/12/16 @ 11:08

  2. Oh to have a glimpse of young Martha!

    Comment by birdie — 2011/12/16 @ 14:17

  3. Wow wow wow– great pic! I love Jugendstil-era photos. Re dance, Isadora wasn’t quite in her prime yet, but lyric modernism was starting to creep into every facet of life.

    Comment by Victoria B Dunham — 2011/12/18 @ 11:41

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