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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

undated

GUSN

GUSN-313621

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

black-and-white photographs
black-and-white photographs

Physical Description

9 X 7 in., black and white photograph

Custodial History

New Ipswich Historical Society

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.01.01.USNH.001.002

Date Notes

Late 1800s

Places

New Ipswich (Hillsborough county, New Hampshire)

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white photographs

Other People

Barr, Caroline Francis , 1835-1922

Subjects

Photograph

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

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.