Contributed by Eliot Baha'i Archives
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Hannah Shapleigh Farmer opened up 'Rosemary Cottage' in Eliot in 1888 for weary mothers and their children to enjoy the summers and regain their health from the pollution of inner-city life. She was a philanthropist, feminist and abolitionist, also opening her home for the 'underground railway'. '
Rosemary Cottage' was immediately given to 'The Fresh Air Fund' of Boston to operate and remained as one the Fund's facilities until 1941.
About This Item
- Title: Rosemary Cottage, Eliot, ca. 1888
- Creation Date: circa 1888
- Subject Date: circa 1888
- Town: Eliot
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: 5T
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Baha'i Faith
- Green Acre Baha'i School (Me.)
- Rosemary Cottage (Eliot, Me.)--Photographs
- Underground railway
For more information about this item, contact:Eliot Baha'i Archives
657 Goodwin Rd., Eliot, ME 03903
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