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Historical Photographs

32 photo(s) Updated on: 06/23/2021
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' passport dated 1933 for her visit to United Kingdom. (inside page with customs stamp)
  • Marjorie Rawlings stayed with Piety Fiddia and her son Leonard in the Big Scrub while she was doing research for her first book, South Moon Under.
  • One of Rawlings' parties at her Cross Creek home.
  • Rawlings leaning on a front porch post of her Cross Creek home.
  • Rawlings with her favorite hunting dog, Moe.
  • Julian Bauknight and Rawlings telling stories.
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings passport cover for her trip to United Kingdom in 1933.
  • Marjorie Kinnan's official birth certificate - August 8, 1896.
  • Margaret Mitchell (left) was a close friend of Marjorie Rawlings and visited Cross Creek with her husband.
  • This 1941 photograph was taken at Marineland on the Atlantic Coast.
  • Leonard Fiddia and Daniel Wells helped Marjorie Rawlings gather stories of life in the Big Scrub for her novels.
  • Rawlings and her house staff Martha Mickens.
  • Martha Mickens, Rawlings' house staff.
  • Marjorie Rawlings, her dog Moe, and Norton Baskin enjoyed a day of hunting.
  • Norton Baskin, Rawlings' second husband.
  • .Dessie Smith Prescott was a dear friend and teacher to Marjorie.
  • Rawlings on the set of The Yearling, 1941.
  • A younger photograph of Rawlings.
  • Marjorie at 18 months. Her family called her "Peaches."
  • The official letter from the trustees of Columbia University notifying Rawlings of the Pulitzer Novel Prize for The Yearling with a check for $1000
  • Rawlings at her handmade table typing a new manuscript. Charles Rawlings made the table for Rawlings to work on. The table is now on the front porch of the farmhouse.
  • Rawlings and her ducks.
  • Marjorie Kinnan met her first husband Charles Rawlings while they were classmates at the University of Wisconsin.
  • Rawlings in her garden tending the daisies.
  • Rawlings dressed for a formal occasion.
  • Dessie Smith Prescott and Marjorie Rawlings took a boat trip down the St. Johns River that Rawlings later wrote about in her short story "Hyacinth Drift."
  • One of Marjorie Rawling's favorite recipes was for Crab a la Newburg, and she sometimes went crabbing at Salt Springs to get the main ingredient.
  • Cal Long, Rawlings' inspiration for the book The Yearling. The Long family lived in the big scrub in Marion County.
  • Barney Dillard was a friend and hunter who helped Marjorie Rawlings with her research, particularly with her stories of bear hunting.
  • Dessie's boat tied up along a creek bank.
  • Rawlings at the garden's gate.

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