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Lawn party at the home of Miss Caroline Frances Barr, New Ipswich, late 1800s

Description

This black and white photo of Caroline Francis Barr's lawn party depicts a delicately pitched tent, covered with flowers and vines. Underneath the tent is a table covered in white, with fine china set upon it. There are at least five adults and two children at the party. Due to the foilage, it looks like a beautiful spring or summer day.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
undated
Date Notes
Late 1800s
Physical Description
9 X 7 in., black and white photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
New Ipswich Historical Society
GUSN
313621
Reference Code
PC001.01.01.USNH.001.002

Historical/Biographical Note

Caroline Francis Barr, a resident of New Ipswich Center Village District, held lavish garden parties at her home, The Barr House, in the late 1800s. Many of her parties were organized in order to raise money for the local library in New Ipswich, established in 1887. It was largely due to Caroline's parties that there was sufficient funding to establish the library in New Ipswich and keep it functioning.

Source: Colquhoun, Lorna. "New Ipswich Library Celebrates a Century of Grace," The Telegraph, Sept. 12, 1987.

Record details

Other People
Barr, Caroline Francis , 1835-1922
Descriptive Terms
black-and-white photographs
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
Subjects
Photograph
Places
New Ipswich (Hillsborough county, New Hampshire)
Places (Buildings)
Barr House

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