may remember the name Gertrude Duryea from one of my videos:
going thru files the other day I came across a strip of portraits of her. they were taken at Brinkmier's Studio in Pittsburgh perhaps in the 1880s. she signd the back which also has this addendum in her hand: "Taken when I attended a Dramatic School."
& dramatic she remaind. when Mother & I wd visit her in the old house at 225 East Broad she was an elderly widow but had a lively wit to match an expanse of henna hair.
for some time now Gertrude's chair has been a part of my life. I like when one person's history becomes a part of another's.