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New Collection Image Featuring Tennie Toussaint

Published: July 07, 2010 by Robin Katz

Today we got an unexpected call from Tennie Toussaint's great-grandaughter Kim Prior.

Her mother, Mary Langmaid Prior, knew about the CDI collection. She wanted us to use a photo of her "Grammie Tennie" in place of the generic portrait which had served as the collection's thumbnail.

We had chosen that portrait because it was one of the more interesting photos in the collection. We didn't realize, however, that the casual user might infer that the portrait pictured Toussaint herself.

Tennie Toussaint was a columnist for The Burlington Free Press in the 1960s and 1970s. Her collection of photographs, however, dates to the turn of the century

Unfortunately, Mary Langmaid Prior recently passed away, but her daughter wanted to fulfill her wish. Kim Prior sent us a new digital photograph, as well as some genealogical information.

The new collection thumbnail was cropped from this photo of Tennie Gaskill Toussaint and her two sisters. It was taken by Jenks Studio in St. Johnsbury, VT.