The name on the back of the photograph is “Lucinda Furnum.” Based upon the reasonableness of the variation and census records, I’m fairly certain this picture is the Lucinda (Sargent) Fairman who was born in Leicester, Vermont, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Gibson) Sargent.
What I am not certain of is when the picture was taken. I also need to find out of there is any significance to a Shaker to what she is wearing.
The image posted as a part of this blog post has been created from the front and back of the actual image by using a digital version of the photograph obtained on the Hamilton College Library website. It is a great little find.
Samuel and Sarah (Gibson) Sargent are my 4th great-grandparents.
[this post is reprinted from my old blog-originally dated 29 April 2014].