By Marva Felchlin, Former Director, Library and Archives of the Autry
One of the pleasures of working with the Autry’s library and museum collections is discovering a book, document, or object you haven’t seen before. One day, while looking for images of 19 th century women, I came across this image of “Kid Glove Rosey,” the alias of Christine Mayer, “shoplifter.” What a great name for a shoplifter! I had to know more about her and how her image found its way to the Autry’s collection.
Photogravure, 1880 Autry Museum of the American West; 91... Read more