It was a painting she took with her everywhere. A beautiful brunette woman reclining in a chair. She sits calm and composed in her lemon chiffon dress, her gaze lost on something far away. It hangs prominently in the halls of the Hull House in Chicago. Many have asked the question: Who was she?The simple answer? Mary Rozet Smith. A prominent benefactor and volunteer at the Hull House.But why would Jane Addams, a social reformer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, carry with her such a large and cumbersome painting during her travels? Could it be that there is more to the story?It would seem that history and love are never simple.Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RomancingHistoryPodcastSupport our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/romancinghistorypodcastVisit us at Https://www.romancinghistorypodcast.com SourcesBrandel, Jennifer. "Should We Use The 'L Word' For Jane Addams?" Should We Use The ‘L Word’ For Jane Addams? N.p., 5 Sept.