Today there was absolutely nothing that had to be done at any particular time. I spent the morning getting a few groceries, vacuuming the basement, doing a load of wash, transporting some leaves to the back yard, and sending a few emails. Jim went to his office after lunch. I needed an adventure and I found one!
The daguerreotypes were amazing. Some were the usual family portraits from the 1840s; others were more unusual like the "Decrepit Woman Knitting" or "Man with Facial Tumor." There were erotic photos of nudes for "private" enjoyment.
Because of daguerreotypes, portraiture was no longer only the province of painters; it was a big change in the timeline of art.
The museum is set at the rapids in the St. Joseph River and is one of the most scenic locations in South Bend. I walked outside and watched and listened to the noise of the water.
Now the snow is falling again and I am contented to be home to finish the laundry and cook supper. My adventurous spirit is satisfied once again!