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Hattie Leona Main (1873-1876)

Item

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Title

Hattie Leona Main (1873-1876)

Description

Hattie Leona Palmer, who was just 3 years old when she passed in 1876 was memorialized in a large portrait. Hattie or “Little Leona” was the daughter of Reuben Palmer (1824-1909) and Hattie J. Knepfly Main (1849-1911). A framed hand inscribed death announcement immortalizes Leona as a “bright little cherub, not only the pet of the household, but the favorite of the neighborhood. Well may it be said that ‘Death loves a shining mark,’ and his icy grasp heeds not age or condition. “Little Leona” the fairest flower, has been plucked from the bosom of living friends to be transplanted above and bloom in eternal spring.” See also the dress she wore in the painting (2011.23.2).

Source

The Filson Historical Society Museum Collection

Date

Relation

2011.23.2

Format

Identifier

2011.23.1-2

Collection

Citation

Cooper, William Browning (1811-1900) (attributed) or Saunders, Xantippe (1838-1922) (attributed), “Hattie Leona Main (1873-1876),” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed July 12, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/1408.

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