WHITBY: Ref: 3-63 *
* “The Gardener’s Daughter” This photograph had until recently, been known as "Woman in Garden", a purely descriptive title. However, in a catalogue - "List of Photographic Studies by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe" dating from around 1900, Sutcliffe gave the above title to this image. The location of this photograph was the garden of an old cottage in the grounds of Mulgrave Castle, the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Normanby, approximately four miles from Whitby. One of his earlier…
The Work Was Never Done: Farm and Ranch Wives and Mothers
Upon statehood in 1889, 5,600 farms spread across Montana. By 1910, that number had jumped to 26,000. The Enlarged Homestead Act was one reason thousands flooded into Montana, including many marrie…
Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West
Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West [Marcia Meredith Hensley] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West
Black and white images give a rare glimpse of life on the American frontier
Photo postcards capture the arduous beginnings of homesteaders as they settled across the Great Plains in the early 20th century.
Introducing Prairie Stitches!
Ada Blaney ~ Nebraska Historical Society. Used with permission For me, the lovely Ada Blaney epitomizes life on the prairie. Ada was, no doubt, very proud of her treadle sewing machine, and wanted to show it off when her photo was taken, as she stitches away on her homestead with the open prairie behind her. She was my inspiration for naming my newest fabric collection..... Prairie Stitches The fabrics in the collection are a mix of deep reds, blues, browns, golds and neutrals.....just some…