And it shows the legendary poet with the woman long suspected to be her lesbian lover. An anonymous collector donated this photo to the Amherst College in Massachusetts in 2007. Researchers are now confident that the circa 1860 daguerreotype is in fact of Dickinson in her early 30s.
That’s Emily Dickinson On The Left, Her Close Friend/Possible Lover, Kate Scott Turner, On The Right
This photo released Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 by Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, and the Emily Dickinson Museum, in Amherst, Mass., shows a copy of a circa 1860 daguerreotype purported to show a 30-year-old Emily Dickinson, left, with her friend Kate Scott Turner. The image was displayed during the August, 2012 Emily Dickinson International Society conference held at at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Image by Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, and the Emily Dickinson Museum / AP. (source: Buzzfeed)