My great-grandmother was born in 1880 and lived to be ninety. As a child, I adored her and the two of us spent many happy hours together.
I inherited a few of her possessions; the gold medal she earned for recitation when she was fifteen and her elocution textbook are an interesting pair of heirlooms.
|Elocution textbook, published in 1889.|
My great-grandmother's name penciled inside.
Alma Kate (my paternal grandmother), was probably taken around 1914. Yep, still sporting the medal.
Just for fun, here is a tintype of her as a child. Precious, huh?