CAPTION: Lakewood historian Margaret Manor Butler reaches for more research papers in her large file cabinet.
CAPTION: Alexandra Melovidov ... (Mrs. Henry Wood Elliott) shortly after her marriage in 1872. Picture loaned through courtesy of her daughter Ruth (Mrs. James Brayton of Indianapolis, Ind.)
CAPTION: MRS. JOHN CUSTER ALLEN
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CAPTION: MRS. CHRISTOPHER MAILE
of This Week's Pioneer Portrait Enjoy 1897 Lawn Party
PICTURED ABOVE, "In a playful mood," are Mr. and Mrs. Victor Browning (Hope Hird), subjects of this week's Pioneer Portrait by Mrs. Margaret Manor Butler. The photograph, taken during the course of a party in 1897 on the Hird lawn, shows Mrs. Browning -- then Miss Hird -- mischievously pulling the ear of her husband-to-be. The Hird estate later became the site of the Homestead theater.