Bertha Honore Palmer
See Bertha Palmer's diamond collar in the new exhibit, The Secret Lives of Objects, at the Chicago History Museum
At the turn of the 20th century, Kentucky born, Bertha Honore Palmer reigned as the grande dame of Chicago society, while her travels, her prominent social and political connections and her celebrity, captured headlines around the world. Supported by immense wealth and her unwavering commitment to social and civil organizations, Palmer leveraged her influence to become a champion of women's achievements, an ambassador for her adopted city, and an international celebrity.
Paperback. 44 pages.