Full Caption: Marian MacDowell (right) and nurse Anna Baetz. Photograph, ca. 1908-1909. Edward and Marian MacDowell Collection. Music Division. Full Caption: Marian MacDowell (right) and nurse Anna Baetz. Photograph, ca. 1908-1909. Edward and Marian MacDowell Collection. Music Division.

Marian hired nurse Anna Baetz in 1905, when caring for Edward became too difficult for her alone. The two women became good friends and remained so until Anna's death in 1923. This photo was probably taken around 1908-9. Anna sports a parasol and Marian, who had aggravated an old back injury lifting her ailing husband, leans on a crutch as they pose together on the steps of Hillcrest.

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