A few nights ago I dreamed that I found the ONLY image of Izannah Walker existing. There are no images of Izannah Walker that we know of, only her work is existing. The image had a little plate on the frame that said I. F. Walker, which is how she was identified in the Central Falls Directory of 1877.
In my dream I washed the Izannah Walker photo image in the washing machine. I'm not sure if it was a tintype, ambrotype or daguerrotype. But the washing erased the image. The type identifying the person was still there. What a bad dream! I was so glad when I woke up to find it wasn't true. Phew!
I've been studying Izannah Walker's folk art dolls for six years now. If I found something that important, I would hope I wouldn't wash it. Maybe there is a photograph out there somewhere of Izannah Walker. Please don't wash it in the washing machine!