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'Williamsburg Friends,' c. 1890s
Title'Williamsburg Friends, ' c. 1890s
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SubjectWilliamsburg (Mass.); Haydenville (Mass.); Women--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Group reading--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Book clubs (Discussion groups)--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Architecture, Domestic--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Interior decoration--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Women's clothing--19th century; Jennie (Colby) Brooks (1866-1931); Harriet (Garfield) Morton (1838-1915); Sarah L. Barnard (1845-1918); Carrie (Barnard) Thayer (1857-1926); Emily Ferry (1870-1907); Emily (Morton) Crosby (1870-1907); Mary L. (Bassett) Pierpont (1865-1926); Genevra Hill (1866-1951); Ellen N. Kingsley (1869-1963).
Description'Williamsburg Friends' ladies group from Williamsburg and Haydenville, Mass., c. 1890s. Ten women of various ages pose in a stately home for this snapshot of what appears to be a book group or reading society. The specific name or occasion for the photograph is unidentified, but several women are holding books. The room has a distinctive archway and patterned wallpaper. The women are wearing dresses typical of late 19th century middle class fashion, including several dresses with distinctive 'leg o'mutton' sleeves. 'Williamsburg friends' is written on the back of the photograph in one of three different unidentified hands. The women are identified as: 'Top Row: Mrs. Frank Brooks, Mrs. Albert Morton (Aunty Morton); Middle: Miss Sarah Barnard, Mrs. Hattie Chapman, Mrs. ? Miller, Mrs. Carrie Thayer; Bottom: Mrs. Millie Morton (Crosby), Mrs. John Pierpont, Miss Genevra Hill, Miss Nellie Kingsley.' The image measures 4.5 x 6.6 inches.
CreatorPhotographer unknown
PublisherC/WMARS, Inc.
Datec. 1890s
IdentifierWilliamsburg Historical Society--Historic Photographs Collection--'Williamsburg Friends'
RelationPart of the Williamsburg, Mass., Historical Society, Historic Photographs Collection
RightsPermission to publish the image must be obtained from the Williamsburg Historical Society by writing to or The Williamsburg Historical Society, Williamsburg, Mass., must be credited as the original source of the item for all use.
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