Who said lightning never strikes twice? From the same source that gave us the three unknown pictures of REH the pirate comes this never-seen-before photo of Hester Jane Howard, with Patch, Bob Howard’s beloved dog.


Text on the back of the pic reads: “Mrs. I.M. Howard / Mother of Robert E / Author of Conan / novels, Cross Plains / Tex, with dog “Patch” / accross [sic] front grandad’s house / around 1923-24″

As synchronicity would have it, it is a perfect transition from my series of posts on Hester Jane to those on Isaac Howard, beginning in a day or two.

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1   Barbara Barrett    
January 29th, 2013 at 12:21 am

Wow. When you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can see Patches is resting his head on her arm. Very cool!
Another great photo discovery, Patrice. Thanks for posting it.

2   Richard    
January 30th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Thanks a lot Patrice! What a nice surprise!

3   Remco    
February 2nd, 2013 at 4:50 pm

I agree: Wow!
It must be one of the best pictures we have of Mrs H. She looks like a formidable woman, but not too proud to be photographed with the family dog.

It’s heartening to know that there is still more stuff Out There, and that Mr Louinet seems to have a Trunk himself!…

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