The Carringtons Visit Watch Hill

F. J. Trowbridge, [Nannie Carrington, Harrison Carrington, Miss Taylor], ca. 1895

Nannette Carrington (1887–1977) and Alexander Harrison Carrington (1888–1993) were the children of Alexander and Manzella Carrington of Norwich, Connecticut. They lived in a middle-class neighborhood surrounded by Irish immigrants and a few other African American families. According to records at the Connecticut Historical Society, Manzella purchased a season ticket for the steamboat that traveled between Norwich and the beaches of New London and Watch Hill, Rhode Island. It was most likely during one of these summer trips that the Carringtons and Miss Taylor visited Frank J. Trowbridge’s Watch Hill studio and had this tintype made.

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Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the International Center of Photography, New York
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