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History: 19th Century Photo of Woman and Child in Amagansett

Written by Ls Cohen  |  10. March 2021

Shown here is an older woman in a shawl. She is holding the hand of a toddler in a white garment.  Behind them is a house with a fence; most likely their home. This photograph was either taken or collected by Amagansett historian and librarian Carleton Kelsey. The photo is estimated to have been taken between 1875 and 1900.

 

Photo: The Long Island Collection, East Hampton Library.

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