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Who Is Mandy?
The author hopes that history so cruel to African-American women in the kitchen can help breathe real life into a 19th-century portrait
Food Story February 24, 2006, by Toni Tipton-Martin
"...So, it should come as no surprise that an enigmatic portrait of an unknown Austin mammy named Mandy has beguiled unsuspecting visitors to the Austin History Center since the Nagle family donated it to the city's archives back in 1988. Her image represents a paradox: an object of both antipathy and obsession..."