Clarissa Caldwell Lathrop

A salmon colored pair of bloomers with white lace trim is embroidered with the text in the caption using wine and light blue thread
“I have seen enough to learn that it was not best to allow anyone to see my weep. Lest it might be said that I was a victim … but to you, my friends, I reveal my heart & history.” Clarissa Caldwell Lathrop 1896

Source:

Geller, Jeffrey L. & Harris, Maxine. Women of the Asylum: Voices from Behind the Walls 1840-1945. (New York: Anchor Books, 1994.) 152-160.

 

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