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Preserving Lizzie Borden's Personal Book Collection

Jane Neill-Hancock

Wayne, United States

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taken in Falls River MA in the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast. These are Lizzie Borden’s own books and have been preserved in this protective plastic in her bedroom upstairs in an in-wall glass doored bookcase.

There are photos on the top shelf of this bookcase taken of Lizzie back in the late 1800s and some examples of her handwriting in frames. There are a lot of reflections in the glass – and I am sure there is an explanation for these, but I found the Victorian woman standing to the left of the books interesting, especially since there is no corresponding photo or drawing like this one inside the book case or on the walls behind us. There is a strange figure that almost looks like a man in a kilt, and there were no tour guests behind me when I took this photo as they had all moved on to Abby and Andrew Borden’s bedroom at this point. Reflections can be interesting and strange. I have no explanation for these.

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other photos loaded here on Red Bubble taken at the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast

Bookcase In the Wall Beside Her Bed, Lizzie Borden’s Room

Me Sitting On a Divan On the Spot where Andrew’s Body was Found

Second Attic Bedroom On the 3rd Floor, Lizzie Borden’s Home

The Maid Bridget’s Room on the 3rd floor, Lizzie Borden’s Home

Front 2nd Floor Bedroom Where Abby Was Found, Lizzie Borden’s Home

Downstairs Sitting Room Where Andrew’s Body was Found, Lizzie Borden’s House

Lizzie Borden Dress hanging in sister Emma’s Room

Front Stairs At The Lizzie Borden House

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