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Sarah Bishop's Cave
about 1900
Photographer:Photographed by Marie Kendall , American, 1854 - 1943
Photography; gelatin silver print on cardboard
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 11/16 x 7 13/16in. (11.9 x 19.8cm) Sheet (height x width): 4 11/16 x 7 13/16in. (11.9 x 19.8cm) Mount (height x width): 9 x 10 13/16in. (22.9 x 27.5cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: A woman in a dress and flat-crowned hat leans over a low stone wall to look into the mouth of a cave. The immediate surrounding landscape is visible.
Subject note: Sarah Bishop was a hermit who lived in a cave on West Mountain, straddling Ridgefield, Connecticut and North Salem, New York, during the Revolutionary War. She lived there until her death in 1810.
Inscription: Verso, top left, written in black ink: "Sarah Bishop's Cave / near Ridgefield, Conn. -- 1904 / Taken probably 1902 or 1903" Top left, written in pencil: "15 Bolton" Right, written in pencil: "Hist Soc" Right, written in pencil: "5"
Object Number: 2000.178.180
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