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Basket weaving at Lanier Camp

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Basket weaving at Lanier Camp

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Young campers and older mentors weave baskets in the Camp Office at Lanier Camp in Eliot in 1913 or 1914. The camp used various activities to "make life genuine and beautiful."

The children, sitting on the floor, are Josephine Lanier, at left, and Sterling Lanier, David Lanier, and Perry Harlowe.

The adults, from left are Miss Ford, Miriam Coffin, Frances Elliot, Charlotte McClareg and Elsie Sarton.

The camp moved to Eliot in 1908. It was operated by Sidney Lanier Jr., son of poet Sidney Lanier, and his wife, Elizabeth Maude Masson Lanier. Sterling and David Lanier are their sons. Josephine was the daughter of Henry Lanier.

Other Information


  • Title: Basket weaving at Lanier Camp
  • Creator: Watkins, Margaret
  • Creation Date: circa 1913
  • Subject Date: circa 1913
  • Town: Eliot
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 12 x 13.2
  • Local Code: Col. 1018, Ser. 5, Box 4, Env. 4
  • Collection: Lanier Camp Papers
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
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