The story of Evanstonian Eda Lord Dixon (1876-1926) and her career as an artist and entrepreneur is highlighted in this wonderful article by two curators connected to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It all starts with the mystery of a beautiful object in their collection and their search for more information about the artist who created it. In their investigation, they used the research files and resources of the Evanston Women’s History Project and the Evanston History Center. Thankfully they were able to piece together a full story of her life and work.
The photo below is of the interior of Lord’s studio in Evanston. We are not exactly sure where it was located but will be doing further research to figure that out too!