Tah-dah! Here's the finished sketchbook, along with a little video of the whole thing. In addition to the stories I've already shared with you, it includes some text about how the balloons were launched, steered and landed, plus some recipes from the Atlanta Woman's Club Cook Book (1921.)
Why recipes? Around 1910, Carlotta and her husband moved to Atlanta to live with their daughter Bessie, who had married a businessman named Newton C. Wing. If you click on the link above and browse through the cookbook, you'll see why I decided to include recipes--not just Bessie's, but some of Carlotta's favourites as well:
- Johnny Cake - page 43
- Mixed Mustard Pickle - page 88
- Clam Chowder - page 136
- Succotash - page 165
- Cauliflower - page 166
- Escalloped Ham and Eggs en Casserole - page 244
If the embedded video doesn't work, you can view it here.
It is deliciously true that Bessie's middle name was Aerial--so her married name was Elizabeth Aerial Wing. Isn't that just perfect?