These almost fugitive pieces were sketched on the backs of programs and annual reports, in the margins of notebook pages filled with memoranda, on scraps of paper of every shape and color. Here we see impromptu glimpses of the Bostonian ladies of the Tuesday Club; of the business councils of Friends’ Meeting at Cambridge (which received Thayer’s devoted energies for decades); of the members of the Boston Public Library Examiner’s Committee; and of many other groups in which Thayer participated as concerned citizen, mother, artist, inquisitive intellect or enthusiast, pen or pencil always in hand. Thayer’s perceptions, brimming with the humor of perspective, carry no hint of judgment but resonate with empathy, and in so doing remain always fresh.
The captions are not by Thayer, but are included here because she enjoyed them.
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