Photographs of Dorita, approximately 1937-1940
Scope and Contents
This subseries includes photographs of a child named Dorita, the goddaughter of Sylvanus G. Morley and Frances Rhoads Morley. Dorothy Rhoads was interested in using the prints to publish a book. Dated approximately 1937 to 1940.
- approximately 1937-1940
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Open for public research.
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Frances Louella Rhoads was born September 8, 1898 to Franklin Koons and Frances May Cook Rhoads of Pekin and Rock Island, Illinios. Frances had one older sister, Dorothy, and the family lived in Illinois for many years, near other family members. Dorothy and Frances moved to Sante Fe, New Mexico in about 1920, and Dorothy lived there until 1986, when she died. In 1927, Frances married Sylvanus Morley, and spent her remaining years between Mexico and Sante Fe, and would accompany him on excavations. The family had a Maya godchild named Dorita, who was featured in one of Dorothy's books. Sylvanus died in 1948 and Frances died in 1955 in Sante Fe. Frances was an amateur photographer,and took hundreds of photographs on family trips and other events, some of which were used in Sylvanus's publications. Frances also coauthored one paper with Sylvanus about the Leyden Plate.
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