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169 photographs : b&w and col. albumen prints ; 12 x 19 cm or smaller
2 albums ; 15 x 20 x 7 cm
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Collection consists of 169 19th century American photographs. Included are 115 carte-de-visites, 40 cabinet portraits, 2 albums, 11 miscellaneous photographs and 1 envelope of miscellaneous business and greeting cards.
The photographs vary in size, but many of are 1 x 1 cm and mounted on card. Most are albumen type photographs depicting various people including infants, children, and adults. The photographs come from various studios across the United States though the majority come from studios in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Illinois. The photographs, since rehoused, were originally housed in two albums decorated with an intricate relief on the cover and a metal clasp lock.
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Obtained as part of Verbeke collection which was purchased in 1969.
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GA53-166_49: Card entitled "Our Peace Commissioners" featuring portraits of nine United States Civil War Union Army Major Generals.
GA53-166_52: Print portrait drawings of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln.
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Revised by PH in October 2018.
Reviewed by DR November 2018.