Old Glory in an Old Photo

Old Glory in an Old Photo

It seemed appropriate to write a column about the 4th of July and the American flag. It’s a patriotic holiday with flags hanging in front of houses and bunting-wrapped porches. In the collections of the Library of Congress is this beautiful photograph of a tableau of four women sewing an...Read more
Clues in a Family Gathering

Clues in a Family Gathering

Heidi Thibodeau’s cousin found this image in the papers of her grandmother (Heidi’s great-grand aunt), Bessie Mabel Hodgdon Hoogerzeil. Bessie was born 27 January 1877.  Heidi thinks she might be in this photo. A caption on the reverse states the picture was taken by Sprague and Hathaway, July 6, 1890....Read more