Daily Archives: February 6, 2011

Etched In Glass


Today’s post is an entry in the 365 Words in Photos challenge. As you can tell, my participation in this challenge is sporadic, to say the least.

The word today is historic:
 adjective 1. well-known or important in history

This photo is of a window pane at Bacon’s Castle, a historic property in Surry County, Virginia.

Three names have been “etched”, actually scratched, in the glass of the window. Legend has it that etchings such as these would have been done with a diamond. The second name is that of James Dewitt Hankins, whose family owned Bacon’s Castle during the Civil War.  James served in the war.  The girl whose name is at the top, Mary Rebecca Alexander, was a friend of James’  sister. The third name is that of Walker Pegram Warren, whose family owned the Castle for three generations.  He was the last private owner of the Castle.