The Boston Bakers: 100 Years of Forgotten Best Sellers

The Baker family influenced popular culture in America for more than one hundred years, through newspapers, plays, books, short stories, and film. They were best-sellers in their time, known on the street, in the theater, and at the publishing house. But who remembers them now? Albert Baker was first.  His father was a sail-maker in … More The Boston Bakers: 100 Years of Forgotten Best Sellers

Entertainment Brings A New Spirit, A New Resolve

The Bakers were an entertaining family.  Emilie’s father acted, gave readings, and wrote eighty-nine amateur plays in his spare time.  The family put on plays for weeks at a time in their home, and the children took part before they were even in school.  Rachel, Emilie, and Robert belonged to an acting troupe at their church that put … More Entertainment Brings A New Spirit, A New Resolve