Gem tintype of a young woman identified on the reverse as Lizzie Pennaman. The seller noted that she was from the Machias, Maine, area.
Possibly Elizabeth Lyon Penniman (1849-1918), "Lizzie", daughter of lumber surveyor Jacob Penniman (1820-1887) and Mary J. (Tenney) Penniman (1831-1878).
- By 1880, this Lizzie was working as a milliner in Machias, Maine
- By 1900, she was rooming in Westbrook, Maine
- 1910, she was working as a companion in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Lizzie died of heart disease in Westbrook, Maine, in 1918; on her death record it's stated that she was the retired matron of a home.
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