A woman in a long dress clutches a copy of the McGuffey Reader in the doorway of the McGuffey Log School. Thomas acquired possession of this schoolhouse (similar to the one she had attended as a child) in Big Sandy country, and had it moved to the land adjacent to her "Wee House in the Wood," where it was dedicated on May 16, 1937 as a shrine to McGuffey. She left the door open for visitors, and created Friday afternoon performances (sometimes aired on a local radio station) with 1890s period costumes, furnishings, and lessons from McGuffey Readers. Title supplied by cataloger.
Professor James Anderson Burns "enjoying Uncle Remus," one of his favorite stories. He is wearing a baseball uniform and cap. He loved the sport and played often. Handwritten on bottom border: 541. Title supplied by cataloger.
Professor James Anderson Burns sits on a stump along the bank of the South Fork of the Kentucky River with his foot resting on a log raft. He wears a suit and a straw hat. Other log rafts are in water behind him. This photograph was attributed to "Hesse" when it was published in the March 1916 issue of "American Magazine." Handwritten on side border: 526. Title supplied by cataloger.