Daguerreotype of Sarah Sullivan Richards, Gardiner, ca. 1847

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Daguerreotype of Sarah Sullivan Richards, Gardiner, ca. 1847

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Sarah Richards was the daughter of Francis and Anne (Gardiner) Richards, members of two of Gardiner’s most prominent families. Tragedy struck these families on September 4, 1855, when fifteen year old Sarah Richards drowned while swimming in the Kennebec River at Swan Island opposite Richmond.

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  • Title: Daguerreotype of Sarah Sullivan Richards, Gardiner, ca. 1847
  • Creation Date: circa 1847
  • Subject Date: circa 1847
  • Location: Gardiner, Kennebec County, ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Dimensions: 10.8 cm x 14 cm
  • Local Code: 2008.282.013
  • Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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