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Emily Dickinson was growing into an interesting woman

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Emily Dickinson was growing into an interesting woman. She mentioned in letters to her  old Amherst Academy school friends that she was disappointed in her stick-straight  figure, but she did have beautiful auburn curls, translucent skin, and large brown eyes.  In 1848, the daguerreotype craze was in full swing–photography was a new and exciting  invention–and Dickinson had her photograph taken. The likeness she saw disappointed  her deeply. This photograph is one of the only ones of Dickinson in existence. Because  of her posthumous fame, the photograph is one of the most famous of an American  author. At school, Dickinson was coming into her own. She enjoyed her studies and excelled at  them. Although she still missed her family terribly, she had adjusted well to life away  from home. Mount Holyoke's headmistress, Mary Lyon, felt religion was an important 
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