Rosemary Cottage, Eliot, ca. 1888

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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.

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  • Title: Rosemary Cottage, Eliot, ca. 1888
  • Creation Date: circa 1888
  • Subject Date: circa 1888
  • Location: Eliot, York County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: 5T
  • Object Type: Image

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Eliot Baha'i Archives
657 Goodwin Rd., Eliot, ME 03903
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