People of Brookline

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Alice Putnam Bacon, circa 1882
She was born in Brookline in 1869 to parents Francis Edward Bacon, a cotton broker, and Louisa Crowninshield. The family lived on a large Clyde St. estate that is the current location of The Country Club. The estate appears to have remained in the family for some time while Boston became their official residence along with a summer residence in Mattapoisett.

In 1891, Alice married William Sturgis Hooper Lothrop. Her portrait was painted at the time by well-known artist Frank Weston Benson and it currently hangs in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Her husband was a businessman involved in the sugar trade and he died suddenly of appendicitis in 1905 while in Puerto Rico.

[Alice Amory 1882 tintype album]