Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful and historic photograph of Sophia Hall! It's impressive enough to see a woman of such obvious strength of character, but equally impressive that she's so obviously strong at 90 years of age! Clearly this is a woman who left a mark on the world in the hearts of all who knew her. I have a sense of pitying any who got in her way, as she seems to not be one to suffer fools gladly. I sense such a down-to-Earth pragmatism in Sophia, as well. Her expression in this photo suggests to me a feeling of, "Well, I suppose we must take a photo of me on my 90th birthday, so let's get on with it." I find my attention drawn to the book she is holding, which appears to be the size of a Bible of that time, and wondering what special significance it must have had in her life.
Thank you so very much for sharing such a wonderful picture!