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A Photograph Of Frances Eliot Gifford. A Time-weathered Bust Shot Of A Woman Sitting And Posing For A Photograph.

Frances Eliot Gifford

New Bedford artist Frances Eliot Gifford (1844-1931) was recognized as an accomplished illustrator and celebrated for her representations of birds both alone and in landscapes.
A Black And White Photograph Of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel Standing By A Fireplace Wearing A Kimono

Emily Noyes Vanderpoel

A color theory pioneer, artist, collector and philanthropist, Emily Noyes Vanderpoel (1842-1939) wrote the 1902 book Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color, a 400-page text that analyzes color proportions of objects to quantify the effect of color on the imagination.
Photograph Of Josephine Teixeira. A Headshot Of A White Woman With Done-up Brown Hair Smiling Up And To The Left.

Josephine Teixeira

Silhouette artist Josephine Teixeira (1911-2008) was born on November 24, 1911 in the village of Camacha on the island of Madeira to parents Antonio and Genevieve (Neves) Baptiste.
A Photo Of Mercy Etta Baker- A Greyscale Bust Photograph Of A Woman In Period Clothing Looking To The Right.

Mercy Etta Baker

Westport artist and author Mercy Etta Baker (1876-1957) focused on the Westport landscape, its dunes and natural beauty, in her paintings.
Photograph Of Artist Ruby Devol Finch

Ruby Devol Finch

Westport’s Ruby Devol Finch (1804-1866), whose works can be found in the collections of Colonial Williamsburg and the American Folk Art Museum, is considered to be one of the most uniquely creative female American folk artists of her time.

Nancy Holt

Internationally-acclaimed artist Nancy Holt (1938-2014), with family roots in New Bedford that informed her life and art, worked in sculpture, landscape design, video, and other media.
Photo Of Journalist Minna Littmann

Minna Littmann

A well-respected journalist in southeastern Massachusetts and beyond, Minna Littmann (c. 1893-1984) was a staff writer for The Evening Standard and later The Standard-Times from the 1920s through the 1950s.

Ida M. Eliot

Educator, author, and entomologist Ida Mitchell Eliot (1839-1923) taught throughout the United States, co-edited the much-celebrated Poetry for Home and School in 1877, and co-authored one of the first books on caterpillars and moths in 1902.
Photo Of Marie Nelson

Marie A. Nelson

Committed to social justice through music, Marie A. Nelson (1937-2020) was Director of Music Education at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD) for 27 years.
Photograph Of Ruth S. Atkinson - A Headshot Of An Older Woman With Short Grey Hair, Round Glasses, And A Sweater

Ruth S. Atkinson

Devoted to sailing and the arts, Ruth Showalter Atkinson (1920-2013) appreciated the beauty of the South Coast.
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