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by Carolyn Wakeman Feature Image: Matilda Browne, Untitled [Yellow House with Yellow Roses], after 1918. Oil on wood. Private Collection The…

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by Carolyn Wakeman Featured image: Harry Hoffman holiday card, White Family Collection, Lyme Historical Society Archives at the Florence Griswold…

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by Carolyn Wakeman Feature Image: LYME Receipt Book, printed by G. A. Smith Steam Print, Lyme, Conn., 1886. Courtesy Carolyn Wakeman…

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Old Lyme’s artists often chose nocturnal scenes for the original drawings and etchings they sent as holiday cards. See a…

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Midway through Rev. William B. Cary’s leather-bound autograph book, Florence Griswold (1850–1937) and her sisters inscribed their names. They also…

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An extensive collection of letters at the Florence Griswold Museum chronicles the relationship between a successful packet ship captain who…

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A simple hand-stitched notebook, its marbled paper cover faded over the centuries, records the religious, educational, and charitable purposes of…

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Women in Old Lyme debated the merits of granting women the right to vote. Read more to learn about a…

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by Carolyn Wakeman  Featured photo, above: Florence Griswold, “Moonlight.” Postcard inscribed to Helen Clark, 1905. LHSA   Editor’s Note: Visitors…

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When local artists exchanged holiday cards, they often sent original etchings or woodblock prints of the surrounding landscape, or lithographic…

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Daphne Ely was a resident of Lyme and active community member, but before settling down in the town where her…

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Carolyn Wakeman Featured Photo: Unidentified artist, A Massachusetts Militia Bandsman, ca. 1840. Fenimore Art Museum, Gift of Patricia B. Selch, in memory…

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