The Doctor, after thirteen years as a ship's surgeon in the Royal Navy, was injured and forced into retirement after being deemed no longer fit for duty.

He returned home after a long convalesence to discover that his wife had died in his absence. Heartbroken, the Doctor gathered up his four daughters and moved to America to begin again.

The Doctor's new suit of mourning clothes.
Suit by: Bells Mill Clothier
Hat by: Hatcrafters
Gloves by: Leather Gloves Online

A detail.

Seated upon the back porch of the house, the Doctor contemplates.

In discussion with Mr. Hickey & Capt. May.

With Mrs. Staggs and Mr. Allison.

The guests at a recent picnic held upon the estate of Mr. J. Overton.

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