Though apparently not that many of us women cycle to work (reasons cited in recent NYT Magazine article, it's too sweaty, the road's not safe, helmet head), there was a time when women couldn't wait to get on a bike, despite being belted into a corset and wearing a hat with the radius of a … Continue reading The Liberation of Wheels
I made some progress today in my book research. I found the family home of John Stupin Jones, a Chicago industrialist who bought up 600 acres in central Ohio to put a stately home on in Granville, OH. Though it wasn't open today (director had car trouble), I got to shoot some pictures of the … Continue reading Who Were You in 1912
I'm trying to find heroine for my next book. The period is the 1910s, the place, small town Ohio. And it's HARD! Everyone dressed the same, talked the same, entertained the same, at least if their papers have been saved in the town archives. To find an unusual woman in the 19teens -- It's like … Continue reading Historic Heroines: Is she too prissy? Too unbelievable weilding that ax?