Mothers Montage – An Homage to Mom

In honor of Mom, here are photographs of my mothers, from my own mom, to a couple of my great great great grandmothers. Even if old photos survive, their identities can be lost. Here we have one mom (ha), two grandmothers, four great grandmothers, three great great grandmothers, and two great great great grandmothers.

Remember to document Mom today!

L to R, top to bottom: Agnes Sybilla Anderson (PA), Agnes Irene Mobley (PA/MD), Adelaide Louise Cole (MD),  Amanda McCourtney (PA), Amy Elvira Dority (ME), Gurnice Stephens (MD), Eva Jane Kilgore (PA),  Lydia Ann McCalla McCourtney (PA), Marian Elizabeth Danforth (ME), Nettie Ray Gown (MO), Janet Bowman (MD), Winifred Cole Bayless (MD)

Mobley: _. 7._ ._.9
Cole: _._
Amy Dority: 6
Eva Kilgore: 8
Agnes Sybilla Anderson: 2

About Becky Fifield

Becky Fifield is a cultural heritage professional with 25 years experience in institutions large and small. She is currently Head of Collection Management for the Special Collections of the New York Public Library. An advocate for preventive conservation, Ms. Fifield is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation, Chair of the AIC Collection Care Network, and former Chair of Alliance for Response NYC. She is also a scholar of 18th century female unfree labor and dress. There's a bit of pun in the title The Still Room, delineating a quiet space brimming with the ingredients of memory, where consideration, analysis, and wordcraft can take place. Ms. Fifield’s interests include museum practice, dress history, historic preservation, transit, social and women’s history, food, current events, geneaology, roadtrips, and considerations on general sense of place. Becky and her husband, Dr. V, live in the Hudson Valley.

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