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Haying on Lexington Common, 1864 or 1865. "This wonderful picture of our Battle-Green was taken in the summer of 1864 or 1865. In the background are the George D. Harrington house and the Dan Harrington house, torn down in the latter part of 1875. From left to right, the persons are: 1. hired man, 2. Mary Hudson, 3. little boy in hay Frank Marvin, 4. Mrs. Marvin, 5. behind haycock Mary Swan (mother of Charles W. Swan), 6. Gershom Swan (father of Charles W. Swan). In wagon, hired man [note; or is this Fershom Swan, and hired man is with rake by cart?] and Etta Locke (sister of Herbert). Next back of cart, Miss Elizabeth Harrington [taking off Etta Locke's hat with a pitchfork]. Next, Otis Munroe [and] wife Sophia, member of a Boston family, summer boarders in town. [Add Mrs. Clarissa (Mead) Harrington, mother of Elizabeth Harrington] Last, Bowen Harrington, father of George D. Harrington. [And who is the woman seated in the hay-wagon? She has been overlooked]"
Lantern Slides -Haying on the Common, 1865 -Cary Memorial Library 2016. All rights reserved.
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Haying on the common
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