On the Frontier’s Edge – Traveling Bag & Glasses

Traveling Bag and Glasses, Dominican Sisters, Congregation of St. Thomas Aquinas, ca. 1890

Traveling Bag and Glasses, Dominican Sisters, Congregation of St. Thomas Aquinas, ca. 1890

Travel was an ordinary part of religious life in the nineteenth century. The bag and glasses belonged to Dominican foundress Mother Thomasina Buhlmeier, who traveled from the East Coast to the Northwest Territory in 1888.


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