Stories Untold: Jewish Pioneer Women 1850-1920: The Art of Andrea Kalinowski
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Journeying West Pioneer Experience

Anna Solomon
"We sold everything we possessed except our three children... and started on our journey to New Mexico. We had a very hard trip... when we reached La Junta, the end of the railroad in those days, [we] had to travel by stage, packed like sardines... day and night for six days, only stopping to change horses and get something to eat."

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Journeying West
"During the wagon trips women brought with them work baskets with sewing materials for spare moments. They visited from wagon to wagon tatting, quilting, knitting and exchanging recipes. Sewing served as a reassurance of the women's civilized female identity."
Andrea Kalinowski
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An online exhibition from the Palace of the Governors / New Mexico History Museum, organized by TREX
Traveling Exhibitions Program, with generous support from the Dobkin Family Foundation.