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Margaret Fitzhugh Browne

Margaret Fitzhugh Browne (1884-1972) was an American artist, most well-known as a portrait painter. Browne's portraits of Martha Berry and Martha Freeman were included in exhibits of her work at the Ainslie Galleries in New York, Dec. 1-16, 1926, and in October 1929 at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.


Louise Brigham Chisholm

Louise-brigham-ca1912.jpgDesigner and teacher, 1875-1956






Margaret French Cresson

File:Margaret French Cresson, American sculptor, 1889-1973, standing beside bust of Nathalie Osborn.jpgMargaret French Cresson (1889–1973) was an American sculptor. She studied under her father Daniel Chester French’, as well as Abastenia St. Leger Eberle and George Demetrios. She was a student at the New York School of Applied Design for Women and exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Corcoran Gallery, Whitney Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

For several months in 1929-1930, correspondence and negotiations flew between Cresson, Martha Berry, and Boston architect Harry J. Carlson in relation to a "portrait bust" of Berry that Cresson was to create. In the end, Berry decided that funds and time were too short and discontinued the project. On May 9, 1930, she wrote to Cresson "So many things have happened since our correspondence in regard to the portrait bust that I have been obliged to let the matter drop." On the same day she told Carlson that she was sure Cresson would understand, and "I have not had the work done by anyone else."


Willie Snow Ethridge

Georgia-born journalist Willie Snow Ethridge (1900-1983) wrote about Martha Berry, including an article published in Psychology Magazine. In 1930 she reminded Berry of her promise to take her along on a trip through the mountains of North Georgia and Tennessee when Berry was "casting about for unusual pupils." During this same period Etheridge was actively involved in the anti-lynching movement. Working primarily within the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching, Ethridge both wrote and spoke about lynching and its implications for African Americans and poor whites. (Civil Rights Digital Library)


Emily Vanderbilt Hammond

1873 - 1960







Kate Macy Ladd

Kate Macy Ladd (1863-1945)



Clara Ford


Alice Nielsen (June 7, 1872 - March 8, 1943) a Broadway performer and operatic soprano who had her own opera company and starred in several Victor Herbert operettas.

Helen Miller Gould Shepard (June 20, 1868 – December 21, 1938) an American philanthropist.

Anna J. Hardwicke Pennybacker (1861–1938) clubwoman, woman suffrage advocate, author, and lecturer.

Three Arts Club 

NYT article

Ida Tarbell

 Ida M. Tarbell to Martha Berry, January 20, 1920, Dickinson College Archive

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