James N.W. and Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, ca. 1887

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Chansonetta Stanley Emmons (1858-1937), the sister of F.E. and F.O. Stanley, the inventors of the Stanley Steamer, was a gifted photographer and painter.

She created these miniatures of herself and her husband, James, whom she married in 1887.

A native of Kingfield, she taught painting and drawing and photographed her travels, friends and children.

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