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Watercolor of Eliza Jane (Trafton) Sewall, York, ca. 1830

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Watercolor of Eliza Jane (Trafton) Sewall, York, ca. 1830

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Eliza Jane (Trafton) Sewall (1817-1880) of York was the daughter of Noah and Lavinia (Moore) Trafton. In 1840 she married Captain Joseph Sewall (1811-1892) of York, the son of Joseph Abigail H. (Gray) Sewall.

Eliza lived in the Elizabeth Perkins House, one of the historic buildings administered by the Museums of Old York building, after her marriage.

Note that the details of her book, her dress's collar and facial features are composed of pencil.

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  • Title: Watercolor of Eliza Jane (Trafton) Sewall, York, ca. 1830
  • Creation Date: circa 1830
  • Subject Date: circa 1830
  • Town: York
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Watercolor on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 13.6
  • Local Code: 1977.67
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Museums of Old York
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
(207) 363-4974
http://www.oldyork.org

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