Margaretta S. Ridgely With Three Children

Date:
1898

Margaretta S. Ridgely (1869-1949) was the youngest daughter of Charles (1830-1872) and Margaretta Howard Ridgely (1824-1904). After her mother’s death, she became an Episcopal missionary in Africa, founding a girl’s school in Liberia where she spent 28 years. The Liberian government eventually awarded her a knighthood in the “Humane Order of African Redemption.” The three children she is reading to may be children of Hampton tenant farmers.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. H: 8cm, W: 8.2cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP20430
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site