From the jade jewelry she collected in China to the postcards she collected in London, Paris, Rome and other European capitals, Lenna Gertrude Judd brought back memories of her many trips around the world to her home in Dalton.
And now, many of those artifacts are on display at the Old Dalton Freight Depot Gallery in downtown Dalton.
"She was such an extraordinary lady," said John Fowler, executive director of the Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia at Dalton State College, which is sponsoring the exhibit, called "Dalton and the World: The Odyssey of Lenna Gertrude Judd."
"She was a world traveler, but she was also a very vital part of this community," Fowler said. "She contributed to so many organizations and charities. She bought the first X-ray machine for the hospital."
Judd was a member of a prominent New England family that owned the H.L. Judd Co., makers of hardware for draperies and other household items based in Wallington, Conn. One of the company's manufacturing plants was in east Chattanooga.
She and her husband, M.E. Judd, stopped in Dalton during a bicycle trip to Florida in 1903. They fell in love with the area and believed it would be good for M.E. Judd's ...