'Consuelo and Alva': An Early Story of Celebrity
Amanda McKenzie Stuart's maiden book is a dual biography of two women who were famous because of their wealth at the end of the 1800s: Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt is every bit as fascinating as the latest cover story in People or Vanity Fair.
1857 Ambrotype of "Girl Holding Her Izannah Walker Doll"
This is my football bet winning prize. My friend Bob lost on the Patriots game and owed me $50.00. When I finally went to his house to collect he offered me this ambrotype in a damaged thermoplastic case with 3 other family picture. Of course I said yes and here she is! And here is more information about the doll she is holding. Izannah Walker (1817 to 1888) of Bristol, Rhode Island was one of the earliest known female dollmakers in America. Her cloth dolls were all handmade by herself and…
My 4th great grandmother Born 23 May, 1796, died 29 December 1883 Wife of John Knapp and mother of Samuel Mills Knapp Most likely died in Iowa while living with her granddaughter Elizabeth Helen Knapp Fetters.
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Amazing photographs of elderly people in the 1840s
These amazing images are believed to have been captured by New York photographer Matthew Brady in the 1840s and feature elderly people who had all been born in the 1700s.