Pleasure Island. Tintype. Album 2. Page 49. Here is one of the rare family group shots included in the Chapman albums. Its caption notes that the figures include “Ma Miller,” Arabella herself seated next to her sister Harriet Alfarata Chapman. At their feet are Arabella’s children: (l. to r. Claribel, Harriet Alfarata, and Carroll Aubin . The upper […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Harriet Alfarata Chapman. Tintype. Album 2. Page 16. Twelve years separated Arabella from her younger sister Harriet Alfarata. The two were raised together in their parents’ Albany home until Arabella’s marriage in 1886. In 1890, The New York Age reported that Alfarata had entered a school of stenography and typewriting, and would go on to a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.