I hit a wall in my research; or to be precise, a wrought iron balustrade.

Not long ago, I was in Wellesbourne House where Daisy lived in England while she was married to Willy Low. It was pretty darn exciting, as you might imagine. I had congenial company and expert guides, and together we combed the house–which is now an office building–looking for clues. We sought traces of Daisy’s decisions and evidence of her presence. For example, was this decorative molding there when the room was her dining room?

Or this?

It is impossible to tell for sure. 
But what I really, really, really wondered is whether the beautiful, wrought iron balustrade wrapping around the second floor was Daisy’s design or make. In my biography, I spend a bit of time pointing out the possible ways I concluded Daisy may have learned to become a metalworker. We know that she made the gates that welcomed guests to her Wellesbourne home. Did she also make the balustrade inside it? 
We will never know. Well, short of hiring a metal expert-art historian-women’s historian…and even then I doubt it. I find myself hoping that I have missed a document in an archive somewhere and that some other historian will be able to state definitively that Daisy designed or created this lovely balustrade.
But enough of my wondering. Here is a photo of the balustrade in place when Daisy lived at Wellesbourne:
Here are three photos we took of the balustrade: 

Here are the gates Daisy designed and made for Wellesbourne, after they were removed to Gordonston Park in Georgia:
Here’s a close-up of those gates so you can see the metalwork:
Here’s a photo of the replica gates as they stand outside Wellesbourne House in Wellesbourne, England, today: 

copyright Clive Hanley
copyright Clive Hanley

Today, you can go to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, Georgia, to see the original gates.  For more photos of Daisy’s world in England, visit Clive Hanley’s fabulous photography site: http://evergreen.zenfolio.com/f301845861

Well? What do you think?! She could have made them, couldn’t she?!?!?!! 
Black and white photographs used with the kind permission of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and National Historic Landmark, Savannah, Georgia.