THE WINNER IS KEITH JUDSON OF RENO, NV. He answered 21 of 25 questions correctly. He wins a copy of the Knowlton-Pearson correspondence. Prior to publishing his first essay on the case, Edmund Pearson was given entre’ to the private correspondence of D.A. Hosea Knowlton by his son, Frank Knowlton. Frank also arranged for Pearson to meet many of those still living in Fall River who knew Lizzie or were in some way involved in the case. This is a seldom made available and most interesting collectible.
THE CORRECT ANSWERS ARE IN ITALICS BELOW:
Can you identify these images? Can you tell what they are, where they are or who they are and their relevancy to Lizzie Borden? If so, email me. If you get a minimum of 12 of the 25 correct, I’ll send you a prize – a Bordenia collectible – valued at $25.00.
Known as the “Sanford House”, this Victorian beauty is on Lincoln Avenue in the Highlands. It was the home of Arnold B. San ford, Treasurer and President of the Globe Yarn Mills and San ford Spinning Company. (Sanford had his headstone at Oak Grove Cemetery constructed to look like his mill building).
This is the ceiling of the Fall River Public Library on Main Street.
Matthew Chaloner Durfee Borden (aka “MCD Borden”), a bloodline relation to Lizzie.
The old Fall River City Hall bells taken down when City Hall was demolished for the I95. They are now in the rear of the “new” city hall.
William Wilson Gardner, brother of Orrin Gardner. He married Josephine Cobb of New Bedford and they were the parents of Hamilton Gardner. Born in 1875 he died shortly after his wife in 1911, and his son was raised by brother Orrin.
Interior of the former “Abbey Grille” once housed inside the now vacant former Central Congregational Church on Rock Street (Lizzie’s church).
The original cellar door (and probably hardware) at 92 Second Street.
“Louis Howe next to Eleanor Roosevelt : he’s the husband of Grace Hartley Howe (inheriting half of Lizzie’s share of Maplecroft . Grace’s grandfather was Cook Borden and a brother of Lizzie’s Grandfather. Louis McHenry Howe was chief advisor and political strategist to President Roosevelt. In 1926 the Howes lived within walking distance of Maplecroft.” (Precise and correct answer from Dan).
The garage at “Maplecroft”.
Print of “The Village Elms” which hung on the wall over the sofa in the sitting room of 92 Second Street. The image was tracked and identified by Leonard Rebello from in-situ photographs of the slain Andrew.
Autopsy photo of Abby Borden.
Cemetery office/vault building at the Old North Burial Ground off North Main Street.
153 Belmont Street around the corner from Maplecroft. Edith May Buffinton Gardner and husband the Rev. Frank Gardner (he was brother to Orrin Gardner) once lived there. The below image of “Maplecroft” shows a portion of that house – the torquise one in back.
Wedding photo of Frank Henry Gardner (brother of Orrin and William Gardner) and Edith May Buffinton. Born in 1869, he was ordained in 1893. Frank and Edith’s daughter, Doris, would grow up with – and eventually marry – Hamilton Gardner.
The old Central Police Station on Bank Street which also housed the Second District Court. Both the Coroner’s Inquest and the Preliminary Hearing were held here.
This portrait of District Attorney Hosea M. Knowlton is on the wall of the second floor courtroom of the New Bedford Superior Court where Lizzie’s Trial was held. Knowlton became Mass. Attorney General following Pillsbury.
Ron Evans and Martha McGinn who inherited the structures, land and business of Leary Press from her grandfather. It was Ron Evans idea to convert the house into a B&B. He was like a surrogate son to John McGinn and died in the late 90’s.
Interior of part of the Gift Shop area in the “barn” at 92 Second Street.
The lunch/dinner pail used to transport Lizzie’s special restaurant meals while she was incarcerated in the Taunton Jail awaiting Trial. Once displayed in the kitchen (gift shop area) of the Fall River Historical Society, it is no longer on regular display with other Lizzie artifacts.
Abraham Borden, father of Andrew Borden and brother of Cook Borden.
John Vinnicum Morse, brother of Sarah Anthony Morse Borden and uncle to Lizzie and Emma. This image taken from a t.v. documentary during broadcast.
Unidentified woman long purported by the Fall River Historical Society to be Sarah Anthony Morse Borden chiefly due to the fact that when it was donated to the FRHS, the donor identified it as her. Clearly it is not. The FRHS has yet to identify her. The image has been printed in some books on the case.
This photograph taken the day after Lizzie died when her grave was paved over, per her wishes, at the family grave site at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Florence Cook Brigham, beloved past Curator Emeritus of the Fall River Historical Society who died January 22, 2000, at the age of 100.