Great-grandmother’s candlestick, my most treasured possession

Mary Ethel Wynne Helvenston tintype photo. #Mary Ethel Wynne #Mary Ethel Wynne Helvenston

My great-grandmother lived¬†during a time of great injustice. Slavery was practiced in the South; child labor was rampant in Northern factories.¬†As the daughter of slave owners, she was too young at the time of the Civil War to comprehend all … Continue reading