This photograph of Mrs. Carolyn Hyde, with her dog, was taken around 1940 by her personal secretary, Mary Mirota. The two men are a mystery, as is also the location. In January of 2013 I had posted about Mrs. Hyde, along with sharing some photographs and postcards. I found Mrs. Hyde’s obituary, dated 29 August 1959, from the Tucson Daily Citizen (Tucson, Arizona) on page 5 of the Saturday Evening Edition, entitled “Funeral Services Held For Mrs. De Lacy Hyde” on ancestry.com.
“Funeral services were held here today for Mrs. Frances de Lacy Hyde, for many years a member of the national board of directors of the YWCA.
Mrs. Hyde, who would have been 91 on Sept. 27, died Thursday. She has lived in Tucson for the past 15 years with her daughter, Mrs. Carolyne Hyde Haskell, of 722 Shepherd Hills . . . .”
The obituary lists other details, including the names of her two sons, O. E. Hyde of Tucson and Frank Hyde of Castle Hot Springs, Arizona. Her four grandchildren were listed by name. She was also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hyde had been a graduate of Bryn Mawr College. Her great interest had been in foreign students, and the YWCA. She was on the original board of the International House in New York. Also, she was active in New York City in the drive to give the vote to women.
Before moving to Tucson, Mrs. Hyde had lived for many years at a large mansion in Plainfield, New Jersey, called Hydewood Hall, on Mountain Avenue. Her private secretary, Mary Mirota, worked for her in the late 1930s and early 1940s. When Mrs. Hyde moved permanently to Tucson, Mary ended her employment.
There are also three undated pictures of Washington, DC, from the same time period, that are similar, from an album belonging to Mary Mirota. I’m wondering if the first photo was also taken in Washington, DC. You can click on the photographs to enlarge them. Any help with these four photos are very welcome!