Stories Untold: Jewish Pioneer Women 1850-1920: The Art of Andrea Kalinowski
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Rachel Bella Calof
was born in Russia in 1876. She arrived in Devil's Lake, North Dakota, in 1894 as a mail-order bride for Abraham Calof. She died in Seattle, Washington, in 1954.


"All brides remember their wedding ceremony and mine was truly memorable. I was seated in a chair. Abraham was given a flour sack which he was instructed to place over my face. Well, at least one could cry in private under the cover."


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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.