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An Eastern Star Event, Early 1950s

Since fancy dress up wear is often a problem for older women, I was fascinated by this photograph of an Eastern Star event most likely taken in the early 1950s.  The Eastern Star is an affiliate organization of the Masons. … Continue reading

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Camilla Williams and the Art of the Hat

The soprano Camilla Williams was the first African American to earn a contract with a major American opera company.  Her historic role as Cio Cio San in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly at the New York City Opera in 1946 launched her … Continue reading

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Nobel Fashion

What would you wear if you won the Nobel Prize?  That is the question seventy-six year old political scientist Elinor Ostrom had to face when she won the prize in economics in 2009.  She was the first woman to win … Continue reading

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Indiana Family Photo, 1958

This photo comes from my brother-in-law’s family courtesy of my niece Jessie, who is the family historian.  It depicts four generations of Indiana women.  On the left is my brother-in-law’s mother, Wanda, in the middle is his sister with her … Continue reading

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