Participants at the first Lake Placid Convention in
1899 and original members of the American Home Economics Association.
Left to right: Annie Dewey, wife of Melville Dewey; Maria Daniell, popular
lecturer on food and its preparation and pioneer in institution management;
Ellen Swallow Richards
president of the AHEA; Alice Peloubet Norton, assistant professor of
domestic administration at the University of Chicago; and Maria Parloa,
teacher in the famous Boston Cooking School and author of the acclaimed