Sarah Sullivan Richards, Gardiner, ca. 1853

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Sarah Sullivan Richards, Gardiner, ca. 1853

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Sara Richards was the daughter of Francis and Anne Gardiner Richards, members of two of Gardiner’s most prominent families. Tragedy struck these families on September 4, 1855, when fifteen year old Sarah Richards drowned while swimming in the Kennebec River at Swan Island, oppisite the town of Richmond.

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  • Title: Sarah Sullivan Richards, Gardiner, ca. 1853
  • Creation Date: circa 1853
  • Subject Date: circa 1853
  • Town: Gardiner
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Dimensions: 7 cm x 8.3 cm
  • Local Code: 2008.282.014
  • Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
  • Object Type: Image

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