Mar 16, 2011

Raisa's heartbreak revealed.

...but you have to read her letters to understand.

Raisa received a beaded headband, beads on her skirt and torso, flapper necklaces and stickers explaining her Continental tour that her mother and father devised as a way to tame their smitten flapper.

Inside her box I made a scrapbook of this period of her life with her friends, her music and her enjoyment of swimming.




In the journal you will find an explanation of Flapper culture,

one of her favorite ragtime songs,

and the letters from Johnny and another person that are all she has left of her great romance.
 Plus an extract from a very early (1904) feminist tome, Raisa's mother's favorite, which seems to suggest that we haven't really come that far after all. Raisa's mother wanted her daughter to make better choices than being a young bride - but she didn't really understand Raisa or Johnny.

5 comments:

Yvonne said...

Love the storyline and the work on her is amazing.

Gail V said...

Great job, Robyn. I love flappers. Wish I could read the letters!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh wow!! I can't believe the incredible story about Raisa and how she is coming together. Great additions Robyn!!

Robyn L. Coburn said...

You know I wrote the letters by hand, so I don't have a copy in my computer. So I can't quote them.

Yvonne said...

There is the scrapbook in her petit point box body! I had forgotten. Thanks Robyn! That's cool!