Family Laundry: “An Account of a Poor Oil Stove Bought off Dutch Pete,” by Luanne Castle.

“She and the fire column in movement, she forward. It spins upward a hallucinatory dance…”

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Alice Paak with Alice Leuwenhoek, circa 1898.
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Print out this broadside at home.

Luanne reveals her sources

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Studio portrait of Alice, circa 1890.

Alice Paak DeKorn

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The first account of the accident, in The Kalamazoo Gazette, 27 May 1891.
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Alice painted this family tree inside a shell for her daughter.

Dutch Pete

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Dutch Pete (Peter Kooiman) listed in the Kalamazoo City Directory of 1883.
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Dutch Pete bought stolen property from a “mighty bad boy”, as reported 6 September 1889.
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Alice’s shawl.
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True stories, honestly.

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