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    • McKinney Family Papers 1823-1923

    • Clark County (Ind.); Charlestown (Ind.); Memphis (Ind.); Jeffersonville (Ind.); New Albany (Ind.); Louisville (Ky.); Correspondence; Military pensions--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865; Receipts; Land sales; Land titles--Registration and...
    • The McKinney Family Papers span 100 years and at least three generations of the McKinney family. The collection starts in 1823 with the purchase of 3 acres in Charlestown, Indiana and ends in 1923 with a bill of sale for a Ford Touring car. The...
    • Library

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924; Limberlost Cabin -Geneva-Adams County (Ind)
    • The Blue Heron and Golden Eagle occupy their traditional places, in front of the library fireplace. The goatskin rug, referred to in "The Harvester," lies there also. The cabinet reveals some of the Porter collections. Charles collected historic...
    • Gene Stratton-Porter

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924; Clothing and Dress, 1880-1940
    • Gene Stratton-Porter wore "a knee-length khaki skirt with high leather boots, a blouse or sweater of either brown or green. . .and carried a revolver for protection," for her work in the wild, but favored and encouraged others to wear feminine...
    • Gene Stratton-Porter about 1887

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924;
    • In "The Lady of the Limberlost: on page 86 Jeannette writes, "I still treasure the pin which he gave her on their first wedding anniversary - an oblong of black onyx with a little half circle of pearls like a rainbow running across it. When one of...
    • Jeannette and her dolls

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924-Photography; Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977; Limberlost Cabin - Geneva -Adams County (Ind.)
    • A note on the back of the photograph states that Jeannette was about 10 years old. Geneva, Indiana was a town"filled with characters of all descriptions." (Dewald) She was not allowed to play with other town's children, but rather developed a world...
    • Jeannette in front of the library fireplace -2

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924- Photography; Limberlost Cabin-Geneva - Adams County (Ind.); Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977; Clothing and Dress, 1880-1940
    • This pose seems to be a favorite. It is a repeat of 20092054-large. Gene had adjusted the angle of her camera-work to avoid the glare from the conservatory window on the west side of the house. Note the leather padded rocker on the left. The...
    • Jeannette in front of the library fireplace -1

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924- Photography; Limberlost Cabin- Geneva - Adams County (Ind.); Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977; Clothing and Dress, 1880-1940
    • This may have been a favorite place to lie, or perhaps Gene was practicing portraiture. Note the sword on the mantle.
    • Fishing for minnows

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Stratton-Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977
    • Margaret Day Briggs, a close friend of Gene's wrote that mother and daughter spent much time together, sharing interests. (20091083-large-2) Through Gene's writings we learn that Jeannette often occupied her mother to the woods, and both parents on...
    • Two girls

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977; Limberlost Cabin-Geneva-Adams County (Ind.)
    • The girls are posed in front of the living room fireplace. In an effort to identify the young ladies, we find that in July and August of 1900, cousin Gladys Wilson stayed with the Porters for a number of weeks. The girls would have been 12 and 13...
    • Jeannette Porter

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977; Clothing and Dress, 1880-1940;
    • Jeannette begins chapter 10 of "The Lady of the Limberlost" saying, "Mrs. Porter loved her home. She kept her house clean and served three deliciously cooked meals each day. She trained her baby and made all her clothes until she was twelve years...
    • Jeannette Porter

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977; Clothing and Dress, 1880-1940;
    • Jeannette appears to modeling some new clothes. Her jumper is the ever popular plaid.
    • Charles D. Porter at his bank office

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Charles D., 1850-1926; Bank of Geneva - Geneva (Ind.);
    • Charles D. Porter was a founding member of the Bank of Geneva. Listed as cashier, he played a prominent part in not only banking, but as the owner of a drug store, treasurer of the Geneva Natural Gas Company and as a member of the Sons of...
    • Charles D. Porter

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Charles D., 1850-1926
    • In June of 1899, during the thirteenth annual encampment of the Sons of Veterans, division of Indiana, Charles Porter was unanimously elected to the office of senior vice commander. The report appeared in the Friday, June 16 edition of the Geneva...
    • Charles and Miles Porter

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Charle D., 1850-1926; Porter, Miles, 1856-1933
    • The relationship between Charles and his brother Miles was a close one. Dr. Miles lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a short train ride away. It was reported that when Gene was ill in August of 1902 that a special train brought Miles to Geneva to tend...
    • Dream girl's fireplace

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Limberlost Cabin - Geneva - Adams County (Ind.)
    • At the left edge of the photograph one can see the frame to the porch door. (20092039-large). The shelf on the left and the painting of the iris were placed by the Prices. There is reason to believe that Gene painted the iris, which were among her...
    • Dream Girl's Porch

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Limberlost Cabin - Geneva - Adams County (Ind.)
    • This was named "Dream Girl's Porch" by Mrs Chloe Price. Similar in design to the porch of the Harvester's "Dream Girl", the door to the porch was in Jeannette's room. Unlike the Dream Girl's porch, this had a roof. Located on the southeast corner...
    • Twisted Vine

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • Mamie (Hawbaker) Schenbeck often accompanied the Porter ladies while on the Hawbaker farm property. Referring to the book, "Wings" Mamie said, ". . .she (Gene) wrote about a turkey vulture who nested, and laid her eggs, in an old Sycamore tree on...
    • Gene Stratton-Porter

    • Stratton- Porter, Gene, 1863-1924; Limberlost Cabin - Geneva, Adams County (Ind.); Clothing and dress, 1880-1940; Lincrusta-Walton;
    • Although the information given states that Gene was 28 years old when this photograph was taken, we know that the Limberlost Cabin was not completed until March of 1895. Gene would have been 32 years of age. She is standing in the music room. ...

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