This photograph from our archives of a young woman wearing a plain blouse and looking at the camera with what seems to be unabashed honesty is one of our Kelley House Museum “history mysteries.”  Something about the style of the blouse, the way her hair has been pulled back and the clarity of the photograph made us think that it might be of sufficiently recent vintage that someone would be able to tell us who she was.

The only clue we have is that on the back of the print, there is a penciled note stating that the photograph is from “the Florence Mendosa collection.”  If you are able to identify this woman, or believe you know someone who could, please contact the Kelley House Museum at 937-5791 or by email to