Lizzie Borden's Books

Jane Neill-Hancock

Wayne, United States

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Featured in the Photographer in Action, 11-Feb-2013

Featured in History, 12-Feb-2013

This photo was taken in August 2007 when we visited Falls River MA and toured Lizzie Borden’s House. It is now a Bread and Breakfast. I have other shots from that tour here on Red Bubble.

This was in Lizzie’s bedroom – this bookcase is built into the wall and beside her bed. There was a tacky bobble head doll of her, but what interested me were the books to the left all encased in protective plastic. These are Lizzie’s actual set of books that stood here when she was alive. The titles are indeed interesting – not sure if these books are still in print today. Amazing and wonderful they have this set and they are preserved all this time.

1) When Ghost Meets Ghost, Morgan
2) Can’t Read the 2nd Title – it starts with Through The
3) The Inner Shrine
4) The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary
5) David Iginbrod – some letters are probably missing here
6) The Christian, Wall Caine
7) The Sowers, Merriman
8) The Garden Library, Lawns
9) Told In The Hills, Ryan
10) Hazel of Heather Land, Mabel Warnes-Grvndy
11] With Edged Tools, Henry Seton Merriman

I have another view of these books I will post next just for interest sake.

Yes unfortunately that is me reflected in the mirror. I did not realize until I was home that I was in the shot…. That mirror was Lizzie’s mirror was well laying on her vanity in her room. The Ghost Hunters (TAPS) did an investigation here sometime before our visit and the tour guide told us that this mirror moved at some time during the investigation.

There is a strange reflection in the mirror that appears behind my reflection. It appears to be a Victorian woman who is taller than me. she has dark hair and a red cloth hat on and is turning away from my direction – I have no explanation for this and there was nothing in the room behind me that would cause this reflection. I have included a small print of this here and have a yellow arrow pointing at the figure I see.

There is another reflection right above this one that is even more photograph clearer of a Victorian woman looking right at us. It is possible it is a reflection of a photograph in the bookcase, although I can not see how since the photographs are on the top shelf and the reflection would not be looking right at us. There were no large photographs on the wall that could reflect. Again, there is probably an explanation I am not aware of, in any case, I found this one intriguing as well.

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