This photo comes from our friends at the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton's family home in Albany, NY, and the site of her wedding to Alexander Hamilton.
December 14 marked the anniversary of that wedding. There was snow on the ground 238 years ago, and there was snow in Albany last week, too. Nearly all of the flowers in the small formal garden behind the Mansion had long since faded and dropped their petals for the winter. But on the Hamiltons’ anniversary, these two red roses remained in bloom beside one another, gently touching despite the ice and snow that covered them.
Could there be a more romantic symbol of the lasting love of Eliza and Alexander?
Photograph by Jessie Serfilippi.
Read more about Eliza and Alexander Hamilton in my latest historical novel, I, Eliza Hamilton, now available everywhere.