Phaeton | Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

A Day in the Life of a Banker

This entry describes a fairly typical Saturday in Cornelius N. Weygandt’s life.  By the 1890s people generally did not work a full day on Saturdays.  One of the things that Weygandt enjoyed doing in the nice weather was driving around northwest Philadelphia and the immediate suburbs in his phaeton, a small carriage.  On this particular…

Bryn Mawr Graduation

Sunday, 19 May 1889 …Sophie left us soon after breakfast, to take the 10.14 train on her way back to Bryn Mawr, to continue her preparations for the final examination there. She is looking rather pale and worn, and I wish that the struggle was over. …   Sunday, 26 May 1889 …Herbert Morris called…