Triplets Near Union, ME.

R2014.2.130
Ida Crie Collection
Courtesy of Alice Knight

When looking through Ida’s larger body of work, it is clear, like the twentieth century photographer Diane Arbus, that she had an eye for the unusual. In this photograph, she captured a set of triplets from Union, Maine, barefoot and dressed identically, with small wilted flowers in their buttonholes. Triplets were a relatively rare occurrence, and Ida’s great-granddaughter Alice Knight points out how unusual it would have been for all three siblings to survive to this age in those days.