Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A change to February's blog lineup

Louise Marie-Therese (The Black Nun of Moret) This portrait of her exists in the Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève in Paris

I'm making a change to this months blog lineup I'm adding a post titled "Louis XIV's black daughter Louise Marie-Therese, the Black Nun of Moret" the alleged daughter of the Queen of France, Maria Theresa of Spain and her black page Nabo, of whom the Queen was very fond. And changing the Church Street East Historic District post to the De Tonti Square Historic District in Mobile Alabama due to Mardi Gras going thru the Church Street District the homes will not photograph well with Mardi Gras barricades in front of them

The Butt house located in the De Tonti Square Historic District in Mobile Alabama built in the Greek Revival style in 1856-57 for C. W. Butt a commission merchant.


  1. Intresting story on the young nun and the home is a beauty with all that cast iron for the facade. Thanks for sharing....Julian

  2. Thank you for this insight and also for the Thomas Day post. My mother is from New Bern, N.C. and there is an interesting story about John Carruthers Stanly a black man who had the most enslaved people in the country. He also provided employment as well. I found your blog by looking for artist in the South. So happy, I am!

  3. Hi Julian the Nun's story is very interesting and look out for my first post on the De Tonti Square Historic District this evening.

    Mrs. Wright I have never been to North Carolina but have been fascinated with Thomas Day ever since I heard about him in the early 1990's.