Sepia-toned studio image of a light-complexioned woman sitting in a chair. One arm rests on a table, holding a book open to an illustrated page. Her long-sleeved dress is made of striped material, buttons up the front, and is gathered into a belt at the waist. A 'V' in dark ribbon decorates her visible shoulder and lines the edge of a pocket just visible in her skirt. The collar is simple and white, as are the cuffs of her sleeves. Her hair is dark, parted in the middle, and held back in a low bun or possibly a snood.
[back] [pen] Charity Marsh, born Feb. 18, 1838 at Michigan. Married, Wash. Co. Oregon. Nov. 13 [?] 1855 died. [pen] [note filed with image] The records say that Charity Marsh, 1st teacher in the log school on the Solomon Emerick place. So [sic] of Cornelius where the flax plant is now Feb 12 - 1969. Lester Mooberry
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