Saturday, January 30, 2016

Back to Ima's 1918 Notebook

       At in the summer of 1918, Ima Hogg was full of plans as she set off with friends on a vacation in New York and New England. She began jotting things in a  little steno notebook. Here is the first page:


[She seems to have been happily scouting for antiques that summer. These names and addresses are probably dealers.]

Mrs. E. La Ferriere
         146 N. Main
         Mechanicsville, N.Y.
   oxen wagon double chairs

[Had Ima heard that these were available? Was she planning to buy some?]

Springfield Economy Rug Co.         
     17 Taylor St. Springfield        
(Thomas Mailiff)

Alice Brown - Shelburne Falls Mass.
Pecan hearts .85 Butternuts 1.00

[Here she made note of candy she bought!]

Mark L. Miner Greenfield
Mrs. Louise Phelps Greenfield

[So far, so good. She was now in Massachusetts.]

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Ima’s War Diary: A Good Read

“Ima Hogg in Europe, 1914: A Texan Experiences the Beginning of the Great War,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, CXIX, No. 3 (January 2016).