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Frances Goodrich

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  • This photograph is included in a scrapbook that chronicles Frances Goodrich’s early years in western North Carolina. Frances Louisa Goodrich (1856-1944) was among the first to promote a revival of weaving in the North Carolina mountains, founding Allanstand Cottage Industries and later donating its assets to the newly formed Southern Highland Handicraft Guild. Goodrich is on horseback, a common means of travel in late 1890s and early 20th century when this photograph was taken. The photographer's name is unknown.