Sylvia Stanislaus, Lincoln, 1936

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Sylvia Stanislaus, Lincoln, 1936

This record was added to Maine Memory Network through the efforts of a student at Mattanawcook Jr. High School.


Sylvia Stanislaus, who was known as the Native American First Lady of Lincoln, is shown on her 100th birthday.

Born in 1836, she was married to Stephen Stanislaus at age 18. He was governor of the Penobscot tribe for eight years and was known as one of the best river-drivers on the Penobscot River.

Sylvia lived all her married years in Lincoln. For 43 summers she spent the season at Rye Beach, New Hampshire, selling her handmade baskets. A large celebration was held in honor of her 100th birthday, with many well known friends traveling a great distance to attend. Sylvia died in on March 20, 1938.

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  • Title: Sylvia Stanislaus, Lincoln, 1936
  • Creation Date: 1936
  • Subject Date: 1936
  • Local Name: Rye Beach
  • Town: Lincoln, Rye
  • County: Penobscot, Rockingham
  • State: ME, NH
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Object Type: Image

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Lincoln Historical Society
29 West Broadway, Lincoln, ME 04457

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