Emily Dickinson: A discovery

A startling discovery has been made: Emily Dickinson scholars at Amherst College believe the photo above to be the second known photograph of the famous poet, pictured with her close friend Kate Scott Turner. The video below compares the only confirmed photo of Emily Dickinson at age 17  to the possible photo of Emily Dickinson above at the estimated age of 30.

What do you think? Is it really her?

Image source: Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Video source: Dickinson Electronic Archives
Related Articles: Boston Globe, NY Times, Washington Post, MassLive, and BBC News


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