The Diary of Opal Whiteley  I had to relink via comments. She wrote this as a young child and it is magical. You won't be sorry -- online free read! http://intersect.uoregon.edu/opal/

The Diary of Opal Whiteley I had to relink via comments. She wrote this as a young child and it is magical. You won't be sorry -- online free read! http://intersect.uoregon.edu/opal/

Mother and child photos. Edwardian era 1900s. It’s rare to find a photo of a woman smiling since taking photos took so long.

Mother and child photos. Edwardian era 1900s. It’s rare to find a photo of a woman smiling since taking photos took so long.

In 1920, Oregon's Opal Whiteley was the center of international controversy. Her childhood diary was called a work of genius, until readers discovered hidden clues to a mystery that has not been solved to this day.

In 1920, Oregon's Opal Whiteley was the center of international controversy. Her childhood diary was called a work of genius, until readers discovered hidden clues to a mystery that has not been solved to this day.

Princess Angela of Liechtenstein is the first and only black princess in reigning European monarchy. They’re so precious, I think this should have got much more media attention, the first royal interracial marriage is something that should have been celebrated!

Princess Angela of Liechtenstein is the first and only black princess in reigning European monarchy. They’re so precious, I think this should have got much more media attention, the first royal interracial marriage is something that should have been celebrated!

Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven was a German-born avant-garde, Dadaist artist and poet who worked for several years in Greenwich Village, was left penniless when her husband died.  She returned to Berlin in 1923 where her finances continued to suffer.  Although friends like Djuna Barnes & Peggy Guggenheim helped, she often wrote about suicide and become more and more mentally unstable.  She finally moved back to Paris where she died of gas of suffocation; the circumstances were never…

Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven was a German-born avant-garde, Dadaist artist and poet who worked for several years in Greenwich Village, was left penniless when her husband died. She returned to Berlin in 1923 where her finances continued to suffer. Although friends like Djuna Barnes & Peggy Guggenheim helped, she often wrote about suicide and become more and more mentally unstable. She finally moved back to Paris where she died of gas of suffocation; the circumstances were never…

Page believed to be from Opal Whiteley's original diary

Page believed to be from Opal Whiteley's original diary

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