Photograph of Harriet Childs and Elsie Packer

Harriet Childs & Elsie Packer.jpg

Title

Photograph of Harriet Childs and Elsie Packer

Subject

Childs, Harriet
Packer, Elsie
Allen, Mary, 1859-1941

Description

6" x 7 3/4" B/W photographic print, possibly clipped from a publication, mounted on 9 1/2" x 12" cardboard. Stylized photo shows two women looking at letters while sitting near a fireplace. Signed "Mary Allen." Corner is bent and cardboard is discolored.

Accompanying email exchange suggests photo is closely related to Allen sister photograph titled "Dish of Gossip" in the PVMA Memorial Hall collection. The photo may have been intended to represent a scene from Elizabeth Gaskell's 19th century novel, "Cranford."

Creator

Mary Electa Allen (1859-1941) and possibly Frances Stebbins Allen (1854-1941)

Date

1900 ca.

Contributor

Gift of Philip Kantor

Source

CHS

Rights

CHS. Fair use.

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

CHS-2012-004

Coverage

Western Mass.

Identifier

016

Citation

Mary Electa Allen (1859-1941) and possibly Frances Stebbins Allen (1854-1941), “Photograph of Harriet Childs and Elsie Packer,” Conway Historical Society, accessed October 17, 2019, http://conwaymasshistory.org/items/show/1086.