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Sarah Jane Farmer and Barry, Eliot, 1891

Sarah Jane Farmer and Barry, Eliot, 1891

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Portrait of Sarah Jane Farmer of Eliot and her dog, Barry, painted in 1891 by Frank Hector Tompkins (1847-1922).

Sarah Farmer was an advocate for peace in the late 19th, and early 20th century.

She began a summer retreat program in Eliot for persons interested in the subjects of peace, religion, and philosophy. She owned the Eliot Hotel, later to be named Green Acre, and bequeathed the property to the Baha'i community.

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