Happy Easter everyone! Here is a glimpse into an Easter for Edith Vail Ross in 1903.
A 110 years ago Edith Vail Ross spent a mid-April Easter accompanied by Mrs. Schirmer in Washington DC and was joined for a few days by her friend May Seymour who was performing in nearby Baltimore. They stayed at the Raleigh Hotel and had a full schedule of sightseeing and music concerts. They saw “all that they could” and specifically named the Washington Monument, the White House and Mt. Vernon as places toured. At the White House they strolled the grounds and Edith actually ran into an acquaintance from Troy, New York accompanied by her father. Only a few rooms of President Theodore Roosevelt’s White House were open to visitors and they soon headed towards the Monument. Edith was especially overjoyed with her visit to Mt. Vernon and “could scarcely believe” she was in Washington’s home.
Here is a photograph of Edith’s friend May Seymour…
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