James N.W. and Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, ca. 1887

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Chansonetta Stanley Emmons (1858-1937), the sister of F.E. and F.O. Stanley, the inventors of the Stanley Steamer, was a gifted photographer and painter.

She created these miniatures of herself and her husband, James, whom she married in 1887.

A native of Kingfield, she taught painting and drawing and photographed her travels, friends and children.

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  • Title: James N.W. and Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, ca. 1887
  • Creator: Chansonetta Stanley Emmons
  • Creation Date: circa 1887
  • Subject Date: circa 1887
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Watercolor on ivory, metal
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 8 cm
  • Local Code: 2002.042
  • Object Type: Image

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