In this case, keywording led me to an interesting discovery! Sometimes software can help us find connections when our minds do not. I had not noticed that both Leda and her niece were involved with the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. A story worth further exploration!
Francis Leda 'Leda' Stratton (1878-1973) has been featured in Attics and Old Lace before in a Sepia Saturday 94 as a young girl. Leda became a very beautiful woman who created fabulous hand-made lace and fine needlework. Her great grand-niece wrote to say, "Would love to see more pictures of her as a young woman. I always suspected she was beautiful and very feminine from the boxes of her things (which include hand bags, perfumes, night gowns and needlework books) that we have in storage." Leda is shown below ca 1920 very much the beauty described.
|Francis Leda Stratton|