Helen C. Taylor
Not much in known about Helen C. Taylor, the artist that created this beautiful pastel painting of a young girl in St. Croix.
However, in 1935, I learned that Miss Taylor was on the committee with Miss Enid Baa to be a judge for the Peabody Prize Essay contest, which was sponsored by the Commissioner of Education.
A young eleventh grader, by the name of Miss Ada E. Bough, won for her essay on “Munitions Makers and their Relations to War and Peace”.
The following year, Miss Taylor was one of the female judges that participated in the Anglican Church Flower Show. 🌸
“Delicious tea and rich ice cream were served. All varieties of garden plants and flowers were placed everywhere. It was a floral exhibit rarely seen in those days.”
This painting seems to represent a youthful, happy time in this girl’s life.
I hope by sharing this image, a member of her family will be able to identify her and be reunited with this treasured timepiece.
Here is the link to the original for sale on ebay.com
Update: Thanks to everyone who helped, we learned that Miss Taylor is the daughter of Harry E. Taylor, who was the Administrator for St. Croix in 1931.
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