The most traveled woman in the Victorian era
A podcast exploring history and culture through the collections of the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University
Ep. 5: Jessie Ackerman
Jessie Ackermann was probably the most traveled woman in the Victorian era, conducting eight world tours and visiting every continent except Antarctica. But these weren't leisure trips. Jessie was on a mission.
Above: Jessie Ackerman, ca. 1890s (left); Ceramic Mary Todd Lincoln - Style Doll, 1860s-1870s (right).
To learn more about Jessie Ackermann and to view much of her collection visit The World Through A Woman's Eyes, an exhibition about the life and work of Jessie Ackermann. The exhibition is on display now through October 12.
Amy Steadman, Reece Museum's Collections Manager.
"Recollections" is a production of the B. Carroll Reece Museum, a unit of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. This episode was produced by Saro Lynch-Thomason, with assistance from the staff at the Reece Museum.