Frank G. Speck's Photographs, 1914-1942

Elsie Nelson

Otho Nelson's daughter Elsie Emmaline Nelson was born in 1912. She later gave birth to nine children and died in 1998 in West Point in King William County.

In the end, what struck Frank Speck most about the Rappahannocks in Virginia was their strong sense of themselves as Rappahannock: "In respect to their consciousness the Rappahannock may be said to possess the same tenacity of feeling and purpose as regards their tribal identity as the kindred Powhatan bands."

Elsie Nelson

Elsie Nelson by Frank G. Speck (ca. 1922)