Mrs. Potter Palmer of Chicago

Mrs Potter Palmer of Chicago Kindle version of vintage magazine article originally published in Contains lots of great info and illustrations seldom seen in the last years Read excerpt This brings me to what I think migh

  • Title: Mrs. Potter Palmer of Chicago
  • Author: Caroline Kirkland
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  • Page: 318
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Mrs. Potter Palmer of Chicago

    Kindle version of vintage magazine article originally published in 1900 Contains lots of great info and illustrations seldom seen in the last 112 years.Read excerpt This brings me to what I think might be called her most salient and noteworthy characteristic When it was said that the Columbian Exposition had discovered women, it must be admitted that this was only partlKindle version of vintage magazine article originally published in 1900 Contains lots of great info and illustrations seldom seen in the last 112 years.Read excerpt This brings me to what I think might be called her most salient and noteworthy characteristic When it was said that the Columbian Exposition had discovered women, it must be admitted that this was only partly true If the discovery had not been previously made it was simply because the search had never before been organized Woman has not hid her light under a bushel, but has been industriously discovering her self for the past half century There have been some excellent results and a few regrettable ones Among the latter is the public woman of to day, the one marked with a large P W the one who never lets you forget her prominence or her mission whose oratorical voice and enunciation can be heard at peaceable, well ordered dinner tables and over the tranquilizing tea cups, and whose husband walks a few feet behind her in the streets, and is spoken of as Mrs So and So s husband So far is Mrs Palmer removed from this species that you might talk with her for hours, you might know her well, and yet never learn from her that she had played one of the most conspicuous roles in the annals of her time Her public and private life are completely divorced, and she resembles in this the best type of statesman who, fresh from crises of national moment, can give himself up to the discussion of the latest novel or the newest rose This shows a mind under complete control and a thoroughly subordinated egoism, given mental powers of such caliber, clothed with a manner which, that while most gentle and cordial, yet has a superstructure of dignity and self respect, and you have a very notable personality To put the glow of life into this personality one must have seen Mrs Palmer in her family relations Then o n e realizes her devoted and affectionate nature, which she hides under the impersonal reserve with which she meets the world.Owing either to discretion, tact or kindliness probably to a mingling of the three, Mrs Palmer is never known to speak unkindly or with severe criticism of any one Yet she is an excellent judge of human nature but her atti tude might be described as one of gentle friendliness and genial tolerance That she is not one to be imposed easily upon, however, was evidenced on one occasion when she was giving a large cotillion At the eleventh hour the caterer and waiters who had been engaged struck for higher pay, thinking that the wealthy Mrs Palmer, under the pressure of circumstances, would be at their mercy The guests were about to arrive, the hour was late, and the city sources of supply presumably closed Yet Mrs Palmer resolutely turned the faithless caterer and his flunkies out and in a few hours had secured other waiters and another supper.

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