Sarah Winchester Around 1900
This is the only known photograph of Sarah Winchester. It was taken at the mansion with her longtime driver Frank Carroll at the reigns of her carriage. (One can be viewed as you walk through the carriage house.) Legend has it, she did not allow photos to be taken of her, but an employee hid and snapped this pic without her knowledge. Winchester eventually owned three cars: a 1909 French Renault, a 1917 Pierce Arrow Limousine, and a 1916 Buick truck for use on the farm. One of the innovations found in the house is an ingenious carwash built for the limo. It used heated water and a hose attached to a 360-degree rotating pipe in the ceiling to enable easy access to all of the car. She also owned a houseboat called The Ark.