Lil Coolidge (1857-1906)

Of all the women I have learned about in my family it is my great grandmother Lil who intrigues me the most.  She certainly had an unusual life full of ups and downs and a disproportionate amount of curved balls. Nevertheless she seems to come through her experiences with a quiet dignity.

Victorian carte de visite photograph of a young girl
Elizabeth Brevoort Coolidge circa 1871

Image from An Eccentric in the Alps the story of the Rev. W.A.B Coolidge the great Victorian mountaineer by Ronald W CLARK | Published by Museum Press in 1959