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Finding Madge in Mississippi
A Granddaughter’s Journey

Madge in Mississippi
Opening an online shop to sell my vintage collection was a conscious act to de-clutter.  Naming the shop Madge’s Hatbox, after my grandmother, was loving nod to her years as a milliner.   Then a chance remark by my aunt sent me on a journey in search...

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Finding Madge – The Journey Begins

The journey begins

Mrs. W. L. Steely
Millinery
104 W. Main St.
Chanute, Kansas, March 8, 1917
Dear Mr.  Liebstadler:
“This will introduce to you Miss Beals, of Humbolt Kansas.  She is wanting some goods and also a trimmer for a few weeks.  You will confer a favor on me by doing the best you ...

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