Stories Untold: Jewish Pioneer Women 1850-1920: The Art of Andrea Kalinowski
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Fanny Jaffe Sharlip
was born in Borosna, Russia, and arrived in the United States in 1889. She wrote her memoirs in 1947.

"We traveled steerage and it was not fit for dogs. I can still smell the terrible odor that made me so sick; my mother was very sensitive to smells so I came by it honestly. I was so ill that I didn't care whether I lived or died. Of course mother did some tall praying; she did not want to feed the fish with the bodies of her children."

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An online exhibition from the Palace of the Governors / New Mexico History Museum, organized by TREX
Traveling Exhibitions Program, with generous support from the Dobkin Family Foundation.