Look back on Time, with kindly eyes—
He doubtless did his best—
How softly sinks that trembling sun
In Human Nature’s West—
—EMILY DICKINSON, ca. 1879
Once again, here is a selection of old photographs. Culled from forgotten albums, scrapbooks, and overstuffed boxes of miscellaneous memorabilia, each eloquently supports Dickinson’s thesis in its own quiet way.