In the mid-1970s, I enjoyed a family vacation through the Southern States. We stopped in Selma, Alabama, and toured Sturdivant Hall. During the tour, I remembered a book displayed on a table in the entrance that I wanted, but my parents thought otherwise.
The tour guide said that it was about the history of Sturdivant Hall (or family). I believe it had a photo of one or two girls whose portrait was hanging on the wall of the front parlor. It was a creepy painting because their eyes seem to follow you as you moved about the room.
I failed to note the name of the book. I remembered it being fairly thick. I cannot find anything close on the internet (archive.org, amazon.com, google.com) to what I remember seeing.