Bittersweet, Eliot,1910

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Bittersweet was the second home of the inventor Professor Moses Gerrish Farmer. Born in 1820 in Boscawen, NH, Farmer moved to Eliot in 1843 to become headmaster of the Eliot Academy. Best known for his work with electricity, Farmer had developed an electric light in 1858-1859 and illuminated his Cambridge Mass. home with electric light in 1868, but was never able to develop a marketable product. He returned to Bittersweet for the later part of his life. His daughter, Sarah Jane Farmer, later founded the Green Acre Baha'i Center in Eliot.

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  • Title: Bittersweet, Eliot,1910
  • Creator: St.Clair, Ira M.
  • Creation Date: 1910
  • Subject Date: 1910
  • Location: Eliot, York County, ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 8.97 cm x 14.23 cm
  • Collection: Postcard Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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