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12454g. (stereoview) Ida Lewis, Famous Lighthouse Heroine. c.1869.

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12454g. (stereoview) Ida Lewis, Famous Lighthouse Heroine. c.1869.

12454g. (stereoview) Ida Lewis, Famous Lighthouse Heroine. c.1869. Rare stereoview of this famous lighthouse keeper and rescuer reading on the stoop of the lighthouse in Newport. Ida Lewis overcame the biases of the time, through skill and professional ability, to become the official keeper of Lime Rock Light Station, a position she held until her death. She was officially credited with saving 18 lives during her 39 years at Lime Rock and was awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal. These images are quite rare and collectible, particularly of lighthouse personalities. Overall fairly clean, only light corner wear. Photographer unknown. (VG+). $154.