Harman Family at Loom






print from glass place negative

Biographical Note

Mary Harman is seated at her loom with her mother, daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren arranged around her. A spinning wheel and yarn winder are visible behind her.
Seated in front: Nancy Harter Slusher (1833-1922) wife of Henry Slusher
Seated at loom: Mary Elizabeth Slusher Harman (1856-1938) d/o Henry & Nancy Slusher and wife of Jeremiah Harman
Standing at far left: Lala Weddle Harman (1887-1985) wife of Posie Harman s/o Jeremiah and Mary Harman
Children (left to right): Mildred (1910-2004), Grace (1907-2010), Buren Harman (1909-1962), all children of Posie & Lala Harman.

Addititional Notes

This photo was published on page 73 in Images of America Floyd County (c) 2012 by the Floyd County Historical Society as part of the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing. The caption misidentified the family pictured as Hodges

Place of Origin

Burks Fork, Floyd County, Virginia

Photo credits

Unknown professional based in the Willis community (glass plate negative is part of a collection that was preserved by Jack Hylton)

Acquisition Note

Digital image donated by Kenneth and Pauline Hodges. Kenneth is the s/o Mary Lee Harman Hodges d/o Martin Harman s/o Mary Elizabeth Slusher Harman d/o Nancy Harter Slusher. The original image was found among papers belonging to Martin Harman’s daughter Arlie Harman Tobler.


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“Harman Family at Loom,” Floyd Folklife Gallery and Archives, accessed August 12, 2020, https://floydvafolklife.org/items/show/10.

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