Basket Makers of Sasanoa
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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #139

A rare 1882-era photo captures this lost rural culture of traveling basketmakers. Often distrusted as "gypsies" the "hill people of Sasanoa" lived at the base of Mt Agamenticus. Like a similar community at "Leathers City" near Barrington, these itinerant artisans visited cities only to sell their wares.


 

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Basketmakers of Sasanoa/ Strawbery Banke Museum


From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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