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In the Words of Women

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A woman rediscovered in a false-bottomed trunk

22 August 2017

ELIZABETH WILLING POWEL (1730-1830) and her husband Samuel entertained lavishly in Philadelphia during the late colonial and early national era. In the Mount Vernon digital encyclopedia...

“And breathing figures learnt from thee to live”

17 August 2017

Another item of interest about SARAH MOORHEAD (see previous posts) is her connection to a slave of the family called Scipio who is thought to have been a talented working artist around...

Sarah Moorhead’s Canvaswork Picture

14 August 2017

SARAH PARSONS MOORHEAD was a Boston poet and and artist (ca 1710-1774). Her husband was the prominent minister John Morehead (there are alternate spellings to their name) and her poems...

“a gifted storyteller”

3 August 2017

“A gifted storyteller” David McCullough called THOMAS FLEMING who died on July 23 at the age of 90. McCullough added: “He was a man of natural ease with people and...