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Portrait of Violet Alexander in sepia tone by Franklin

From 1923 to 1924, Franklin ran the Iris Studio at 12 ½ South Tryon Street. (Miller’s Charlotte, North Carolina City Directory, 1923-1924, p. 327.) However, according to the 1926 city directory, Claudia Franklin, his wife was running the Franklin Photography studio from their home at 302 North Tryon Street. (Miller’s Charlotte, North Carolina City Directory, 1925-1926, p. 380.) By 1935, Franklin had remarried and was living on Lexington Avenue, but his studio was no longer listed. (Hill’s Charlotte, North Carolina, City Directory, 1935, p. 214.) The last time Franklin appears in Charlotte is in 1937, and he took on a new career as a traveling salesman. (Hill’s Charlotte, North Carolina City Directory, 1937, p. 230.)
 
From the Mary Brevard Alexander Howell Papers

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