Francis Randolph

Francis Randolph, fondly known as “Francis the Axeman,” came from a long line of Randolphs at H-SC. His cousin became a bell ringer at the college, and members of his family have worked at the college for over 100 years. Photograph by Jack Jeffers. Read more about Mr. Jeffers’ recollections of Francis here: http://fineartofphotography.blogspot.com/2009/08/francis-axe-man-1980.html

Jack Jeffers, “Francis,” 1980, gelatin silver print, 13.25 x 10.5 inches, collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Gift of the artist, 1996.52.36.

2 Responses to Francis Randolph

  1. Wayne Davis says:

    I remember him from when I was a child and we would see him walking up and down the road. We lived right by the entrance to the college!!!

  2. Page Melvin says:

    Francis walked by my house daily. I can still picture him with the axe on his shoulder.

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