Dorothy Emmons with candle, Kingfield, ca. 1902

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Dorothy Stanley Emmons (1891-1960) was the only child of Chansonetta Stanley Emmons and James N.W. Emmons. After James died in 1898 from blood poisoning, Chansonetta raised seven-year-old Dorothy on her own. Dorothy was Chansonetta’s constant companion, collaborator, and frequent subject.

Dorothy attended Wellesley College, and studied painting in Ogunquit with American impressionist Charles Woodbury. After graduating in 1914, Dorothy returned to Chansonetta’s side as her assistant and chauffeur. After Chansonetta lost her hearing abilities in 1920, Dorothy was her mother’s translator.

Dorothy Emmons worked as a painter, illustrator, and author. She married twice, later in life—first to Harry Stoddard (1881-1943) in 1941, and later to Irl Goldwin Whitchurch (1889-1969) who she preceded in death.

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  • Title: Dorothy Emmons with candle, Kingfield, ca. 1902
  • Creator: Chansonetta Stanley Emmons
  • Creation Date: circa 1902
  • Subject Date: circa 1902
  • Location: Kingfield, Franklin County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 16.5 cm x 11.4 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 4040, Box 10/0178
  • Collection: Chansonetta Stanley Emmons photograph collection
  • Object Type: Image

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