Annie Lee Davis

I spent the day scanning and restoring this photo of my great-grandmother, Annie Lee Davis, née Atkinson. She was a gentle woman. Sadly, she died while giving birth to my grandfather, probably within a few years after this photo was taken.

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Here is the original:

This is my first attempt at a significant photo restoration, so I’m rather happy how well it turned out. A large portrait of Annie stood over my grandfather’s dining table his whole life.




  1. What beautiful eyes. Recently I saw a photo of my maternal grandfather’s parents, who came from Canada. From their appearance, it was obvious which parent was British, which French.

    • Yes, she was a very beautiful woman. I haven’t traced her lineage yet, but the surname of Atkinson is predominant in Northern England. Our Davis lineage goes back to Wales and the southwest of England.

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