19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Elisabet Ney as Lady Macbeth, 1905, after Ney

German in Texas, late 19th-early 20th centuries, valued will over happiness; no doctors for her son's diphtheria, he died, and she cremated him in the yard. A rough, unhappy life, so in her self portrait posed as bewildered, confused Lady Macbeth.

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Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Copyright: © J. Carson Barnes