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Title
Sarah Folsom
Contributor
Richardson, Larry V. Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
July 18, 1947
Publication Information
Meriam Library Special Collections Department, California State University, Chico
Contributing Institution
California State University, Chico
Collection
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection
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Description
Photograph shows Sarah Folsom weaving. Anne Richardson, also a weaver is standing by her. These two wove rag rugs for many Butte County homes. The loom was made of pine from the hills near Oroville by two men (brothers) for their mother and was used by her until her boys decided she was too old and must stop about 1888. The loom was them purchased by Tom and Sarah Smith for their mother, Martha Tribbey, who used it until her death in 1894. Sarah then used the loom for her living until 1932, weaving occasionally there after until her 96th year. She died in 1959 aged 99 years. From 1932 until shortly before her death, her daughter Anne Richardson wove continuously. Photograph by Leo C. Wurschmidt. see sc21645.
Type
Image
Format
74x120mm.
Silver gelatin
Identifier
sc21644
http://archives.csuchico.edu/cdm/ref/collection/coll11/id/4596
Subject
Folsom, Sarah Tribbey Smith
Richardson, Annie Smith
Source
sc21644.tif
Relation
photographs
Northeastern California Historic Photograph Collection

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