Memorabilia Featured in Display Cases
The memorabilia is comprised of personal effects from each woman, as well as
iconography representing her era in American history. Original diaries, old letters
and newspaper clippings, campaign buttons, formal portraits including cartes de
visite, snapshots, and early Polaroid photographs, among other interesting items,
are available for display.
Memorabilia is grouped in five separate cases, installed in close proximity
to the related prints. The contents and dates of items within each case are clearly
indicated with signage.
Number of display cases: 5
Margaret, my great-grandmother, kept journals over a sixty year period during which she recorded daily activities, commented on changes such as the coming of the automobile, and expressed deep feelings of love for her husband and lasting sorrow for the death of loved ones.
June 14, 1868 I
wonder what my life work is to be. Twenty years old! Will be an old maid shortly.
Sunday Dec. 18, 1870 I like
to write on Sunday, and it is my thinking day, too. Must think--cannot help it.
I thought of Mr. Stone. Often wonder if thinking of another has any influence
upon the one remembered. Hardly seems possible but then there is so much of mystery
about our loves and affections.