Naomi Wood, the founder of the collection at Woodford, was born in Philadelphia on June 12, 1871. Her father, Caleb Wood together with his father David Wood operated a store for “Ladies and Children’s Furnishing Goods” at 1322 Chestnut Street across from where the Wanamaker Store would be constructed. Naomi Wood, an only child, inherited this property around 1920 and sold it; thus creating the basis of her estate. She died in 1926 while visiting Exeter, England. Miss Wood was an attractive and...
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