Streeter garden, Kingfield, ca. 1910

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Identified as “Mrs. Riggs” this is likely Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Riggs (1871-1950) wife to William Wyman Riggs, both Kingfield residents. Lizzie Riggs posed for Chansonetta Emmons in the hollyhock filled Streeter garden in Kingfield.

As a woman, Chansonetta Stanley Emmons had unprecedented access to women’s lives and their trust, this image of Lizzie Riggs pouring water through a sluice helps to document women’s work in the twentieth century.

This image is likely part of a slide program compiled by Chansonetta Stanley Emmons to show audiences. Her daughter Dorothy Emmons is thought to have hand-tinted these lantern slides.

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  • Title: Streeter garden, Kingfield, ca. 1910
  • Creator: Chansonetta Stanley Emmons
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Location: Kingfield, Franklin County, ME
  • Media: Lantern slide, hand colored
  • Dimensions: 6 cm x 7.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 4040, Box 6/A074; 1990.PHO1.A074
  • Collection: Chansonetta Stanley Emmons photograph collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society
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