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Phyliss M. St. F. Thaxter as 'Miss Farren,' Portland, 1923

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Phyliss M. St. F. Thaxter as 'Miss Farren,' Portland, 1923

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Phyliss M. St. Felix Thaxter (Mrs. Sydney) dressed as the Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) painting, Miss Farren, took part in the "Exhibition of Pictures" at First Parish Church in Portland in 1923.

The evening entertainment featured 29 church members dressed as noted portraits, along with historical interpretation and music.

Elizabeth Farren, the subject of the Lawrence portrait, was a celebrated comic actress and later Countess of Derby. The painting was done in about 1790.

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  • Title: Phyliss M. St. F. Thaxter as 'Miss Farren,' Portland, 1923
  • Creation Date: 1923-12-15
  • Subject Date: 1923-12-15
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 25 x 17
  • Local Code: Photographs--Portland-Churches--First Parish
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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