There is an object in the back on the women's side near the divider that appears to be a cabinet. Perhaps it is the cabinet that is now located near the back door near the stairs leading to the cellar of Smith Neck Friends Meeting House.
Transcription of handwritten description on back of photo:
Tuesday April 19, 1898. Interior of Friends' Meeting House, called the Apponagansett Meeting House. Near Russell's Mills, in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Mass. The building was built in 1790, and it was an unusual thing to have fireplaces in buildings, devoted to public-worship as early as that. This picture is taken to view the general interior, and especially the fireplace. The latter is now discontinued. It was found not best to remove the smoke pipe, so it is seen in the picture. On the left is seen the kind of stove usedthere. We are under the gallery on the men's side, the gallery floor marked by the plaster overhead. The gallery runs around the building. At present the open space is floored over (to save heat) as you will see, in the center. The gallery stairs are seen in the distance, and near it the open door where the Quaker girl had her picture taken. It was unusual to have carpets or cushions in a Friends' Meeting House but innovations are creeping in now.
At the Monthly Meetings there are shutters to lower between the men's and women's sides. There fit into a fence, and with the open gate you see separate the two sexes, who do their business separately; but if they have to consult -pass through the door, now a gate. On our right are the High Seats: where sit the elders, overseers, and "approved ministers." We are on the north-east corner looking to the south-west side of the interior. We are on the men's side looking towards the women's.   -Written by Edward Denham of New Bedford, Mass.
Transcription of handwritten description on back of photo:
April 19, 1898. Interior of Friends' Meeting House, Russell's Mills, Dartmouth, Mass. On the south-east-side Looking towards the north-west. The fireplace is on the left, and in the distance, left center are the women's High Seats, leading along to the right where are seen to begin at a block post against the wall the men's high seats. It's usual for the women to sit on their end nearest the post & for the men to do the same, that is the elders or "approved ministers." When the male elder (generously called merely "elder") thinks the meeting has been held long enough he reaches his hand to the "woman elder," and the two shake hands, which finishes or "breaks off" the meeting. That is the old method, in well approved "friends' meetings."  This old meeting house is probably the oldest house of public worship in southern Massachusetts.   -Written by Edward Denham of New Bedford, Mass.
This photo was taken near the door on the west end looking at the "women's side." There appears to be a picture hanging on the wall. Perhaps it is the map of Dartmouth that is now located in the Smith Neck Meeting House.
This photo was taken from the high seats looking at the fireplace on the west end.