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[Album of gem tintype portraits].

[New England], [ca. 1860-1880]
Physical Description:
1 album (20 photographs) : tintype ; 48 x 42 mm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
CS71 .H37 1860 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Martha Lovejoy
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Copyright Status:
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The album is bound in contemporary gilt-stamped leather, with brass clasp.
Gift of Martha Smith Lovejoy.
Album of 20 gem photographs, ca. 1860-1880, of unidentified members of the Harris, Wright, Chapin, and Osborne families, of New England. Each tintype measures about 2 x 1.5 centimeters, and is framed within an oval reveal, with decorative borders. Some of the portraits have light applications of red hand-coloring.
The album bears no text, but Martha Lovejoy has suggested a list of relatives whom the photographs may depict: Emily Osborne Harris, of Auburn, NY (1853-1940); Frederic Harris (1852-1926), of Springfield, Mass.; Eliza Wright (1830-1911) and David Osborne (1822-1886), also of Auburn; Frederic Harper Harris (1823-1911); Mary Chapin Harris (1847-1890); Martha Bliss; Thomas Harris; Martha Coffin Wright (1806-1875); and John Hall Osborne (1793-1841) and his wife Caroline Buckley, of Rye.
Subject Terms:
Chapin family.
Harris family.
Osborne family.
Photography of families.
Wright family.
Gem photographs -- 1860-1880.
Photograph albums.
Tintypes (prints) -- 1860-1880.
Portraits -- 1860-1880.

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