Blanche Elizabeth Shaw Dobbin

Blanche Elizabeth Shaw Dobbin
was born on June 17, 1908 in Pomfret, Maryland;
lived from 1928 to 1997 in Hyattsville, Maryland;
and died in Virginia Beach, Virginia on October 21, 2003

Blanche Elizabeth Shaw

Blanche Shaw about age 12
This is a project that I have wanted to begin for several years. On the death in 2003 of my grandmother - Blanche Elizabeth Shaw Dobbin, her daughter - Barbara Dobbin Brubaker - who is my mother, along with my father - Russell Brubaker, produced a memorial photo album that I have always wanted to share with other people.

This is a small collection of photographs of the people and events from my grandmother's life. It was put together as a tribute to a most beautiful and loving person, whose love touched many people besides my mother and me, and it includes photos of both the Shaw and the Dobbin families along with my Brubaker family too.
But the album also demonstrates the remarkable power of the snapshot and the family photo to capture more than just a fleeting moment in time. I hope this project will be of interest to other people who enjoy the art of photography on the internet.

Just follow the smile.