Rusticating at LIttle Harbor
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Coolisge BabyStrawbery Banke Presents

The Coolidge family were wealthy and artistic Bostonians who "rusticated" here each summer. They purchased the historic Gov. Benning Wentworth mansion in 1888, drawing other city-folk to Little Harbor. This pastoral photo, taken by Molly Coolidge around 1896, shows her little brother Jack and sisters Elizabeth and Louise. (click to see)


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Coolidge Kids (c) Strawbery Banke

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