Sarah Sullivan Richards, ca. 1850

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Sarah Sullivan Richards, ca. 1850

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Sarah was the daughter of Francis and Anne Gardiner Richards, members of two of Gardiner’s most prominent families. Fifteen year old Sarah drowned in the Kennebec River on September 4, 1855. Two daguerreotypes of young Sarah were preserved in family collections until donated to Maine Historical Society in 2008, via the Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography.

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  • Title: Sarah Sullivan Richards, ca. 1850
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • Location: Gardiner, Kennebec County, ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Dimensions: 7 cm x 8.3 cm
  • Local Code: 2008.282.014
  • Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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