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Jay Cooke Family Collection
Description: This is a modern contact print made from a glass plate negative depicting Sallie Stem and Esther Clarkson Russell Cooke playing croquet on Gibraltar Island, Ottawa County, Ohio, in the summer of 1886. Sallie was the niece of Gibraltar caretaker Anna McMeens. Esther was the wife of Reverend Henry Cooke and daughter-in-law of prominent businessman Jay Cooke. For many years Gibraltar was the summer home of the Jay Cooke family. Today, the island is owned by The Ohio State University, who maintains the Stone Laboratory, a freshwater research and teaching facility. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05439
Subjects: Women--Ohio; Multicultural Ohio--Ohio Women; Gibraltar Island (Ohio); Games; Lawns; Sports for women
Places: Gibraltar Island (Ohio); Ottawa County (Ohio)