Nineteenth century women’s rights advocates used their scrapbooks as part of a strategy to manage their public image, and to shape public opinion. Along the way, they used their scrapbooks to build their careers as speakers and writers. Here’s the story of how Caroline Healey Dall spoke back to the media, saved in her scrapbook and diaries. Learning to “Lean In” from our 19th Century Ancestors
I hear the second volume of the full version of Dall’s diary is coming out soon from the Massachusetts Historical Society, thanks to Helen Deese’s phenomenal editing work.