Brighton in Livingston County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes
Alice and her husband, George, ran one of Brighton's hat shops for ladies in the late 1800s. Alice Jolly became the sole proprietor of the Jolly Millinery Shop in 1893 with the death of her husband at age 49. This was necessitated since she had two small children, Harry 9 and Beulah 6. Her dual responsibility as mother and business owner/operator was a difficult challenge to be sure. It was very unusual for a woman to own a business at this time in history. Alice and the children lived in the flat above her shop that was located at 325 W. Main Street adjacent to Ratz Hardware. Alice died in 1928 at age 77. Alice, George, and the two children are buried in Brighton's Old Village Cemetery.
Original Art by: Sarah Grusin
Erected 2017 by Brighton Area Historical Society, Brighton Art Guild, Downtown Brighton. (Marker Number 11.)
Location. 42° 31.766′ N, 83° 46.925′ W. Marker is in Brighton, Michigan, in Livingston County. Marker is on West Main Street west of West Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 West Main Street, Brighton MI 48116, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brighton Hook and Ladder Co. (within Old Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); John McKinney (within shouting distance of this marker); Orson Quackenbush (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Ford and John Tanner (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul's (within shouting distance of this marker); B.T.O. Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Marsh (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brighton.
Also see . . . Who's that? Faces from Brighton's past pop up on city streets. According to this article from the Livingston Daily Press & Argus, Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes will be "left on display for three years, except for during the winter." (Submitted on August 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 3. submitted on September 26, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.