A PERSISTENT PASSION:
The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou: 1870-1976
Places in a One Hundred Six Year Life
Lora Eberly Ballou was a unique woman who was, at one and the same time, both
of her time and ahead of her time; on the one hand, comfortable with her
"traditional" life but always creating room for her "aspirational" life.
She lived during a time of enormous change in this country. In her youth, the last
quarter of the 1800s, she lived in an agrarian society in Ohio where the seasons
were distinct, the phasing of the moon lit the night skies, and the horse and buggy
was the primary mode of transportation. By the time she died in, 1976, she had
witnessed—on a television screen, from the suburbs of New York City—the landing
of a man on the moon.