In 1958 Caroline Ferriday invited four lucky Polish women from the group of 52 “Rabbits” visiting the U.S. for treatment to stay with her at her lovely home. Above and below, the women first arriving.
Here, the women share a meal and clean up in Caroline’s kitchen.
Love that crooked little Christmas tree!
Caroline writes in her letters that she came to think of the women as her daughters. Below, Maria Kusmierczuk, Helena Piasecka, Caroline, Wladyslawa Karolewska, Dzido-Hassa.
Caroline accompanies the Polish women on her guitar.
Below, Caroline’s visitors outside The Hay. Caroline had the porte-cochere removed soon after the visit, to bring the house back to its original design.
One of my favorite pictures, below, of Caroline and Jadwiga on the stairs of The Hay.
Below, Maria Kusmierczuk, who testified at the Doctors Trial, against the doctors who experimented on the women, visiting the creche at the Bethlehem, Ct. town green.
The ladies, below, on the steps of Merrill Brothers Store in Bethlehem.
Buying fruit at Merrill Brothers
Below, Caroline and Maria make the bed at The Hay.
Leaving at the end of their wonderful trip, which included a tour of Disneyland, must have been as hard for the women. Caroline writes in her letters that she was terribly sad to see them go.