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Henry James Stuart, the poet of Tolstoy Park, circa 1920s thru 1940s 


Bearded and barefoot in these shots, and in all the vintage photos I found. 








The woman, and the man, we may assume, are visitors to Tolstoy Park. Everyone wanted their picture made with the old Hermit of Montroase, as he was known. 







Journals left behind when Henry left Alabama  in 1944 at age 86, bearing the signatures of some 1300 visitors in six years, prove that he was not a hermit.

Clarence Darrow's signature appeared in the journals six times. 








The last two images are the front and back of a postcard addressed in Henry's own hand, show, too, that Henry became quite famous locally.