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St. Jude’s living Wax Museum


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Polish-born Gertrude Blanch is considered a pioneer in numerical analysis and computation. Born circa 1897, she later spent 14 years working as a clerk to save enough money for a college education. At one time, before a hearing cleared her name, she was suspected by the FBI of being a secret communist. Molly Herron, who was dressed in a Victorian style dress and seated at a desk with musty books, relayed Blanch's biographical information. The eighth-grader at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic School wants to be a pharmacist, but said she Can't imagine working for 14 years to be able to attend coll...

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