Pin-Money Pickles

Recently, two Shockoe Hill Cemetery visitors introduced us to another resident gem.  In year 1868 sixteen-year-old Ellen Gertrude Tompkins Kidd was becoming a Richmond entrepreneur.  She began making pickles at home and went on to launch the Pin-Money Pickle plant.  You can learn more about her from the sources listed below.

Her Shockoe Hill Cemetery entry on Findagrave

An article on The Dogtown Dish

The book Richmond's Culinary History: Seeds of Change by Maureen Egan & Susan Winiecki

The Library of Virginia holds her business records, compositions, correspondence, deeds, insurance policies and records, legal records, money, photographs, poems, receipts, and wills.