Harriet Alfarata Chapman. Album 2. Image 50. CDV.
This image was originally labeled “Woman with Lace Blouse.” Our closer comparison with the adjacent image, “Pleasant Island,” suggests that it is a portrait of Arabella’s younger sister.
Harriet Alfarata Chapman was trained as a stenographer and worked for the state library in Albany. She married a John Thompson. After her death in 1922, publisher J. B. Lyons released her novel, Idealia, a Utopian Dream, or, Resthaven.