Happy International Women’s Day!

Lately I have had the opportunity to catalog several friendship albums. These journals, kept by women in the nineteenth century, contain poetry and stories written for them by their friends. Though the albums were owned by women, the contributors were both male and female.

The owner of the album shown below is unknown. However, the poem seemed apropos for this day celebrating women around the world (click the image for a larger view).

Friendship album, 1824-1834, MS 65081. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT

This volume is available for research. Come visit! Be sure to check our calendar for our Women’s History Month happenings, too.

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