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Elizabeth Clifford Greene Fenner Clark

PC005.D06.006 (RS13541)

Description

Elizabeth Clifford Greene smiles softly and stares off to her proper left shoulder. She is wearing a white décolleté dress. Greene was born August 25, 1825. Her first marriage was to Cornelius G. Fenner, then she later married Gardner H. Clark. She died without children in November 1857. See also D.6.008 & D.6.010.

John Adams Whipple, a leading Boston photographer, was of one of the first to practice daguerreotypy in the United States. He was originally a chemist, and when the daguerreotype process came to the U.S. in 1839, he supplied new photographers with the chemicals they needed. However, the fumes caused problems with his health and by 1845 he was listed in Boston city directories as a photographer with Albert Litch.

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Details

Collection Name
Daguerreotypes collection, ca. 1845-1865
Collection Code
PC005
Dates
ca. 1854
Physical Description
1 daguerreotype
Inscriptions
Cushion: "Whipple/Artist/Boston"
Dimensions
3 1/4x 2 3/4(HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
3 3/4x 3 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
3 3/4x 3 1/4x 5/8(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DagID: 9
GUSN
253894
Reference Code
PC005.D06.006

Record details

Originator
Whipple, John Adams, 1822-1891 (Photographer)
Other People
Clark, Elizabeth Clifford Greene Fenner, 1825-1857
Descriptive Terms
busts (figures)
costume (mode of fashion)
hairstyles
portrait format
portraits
women (female humans)
Material Type
daguerreotypes (photographs)
photographs
Location Note
HGO-01-004-A-1 [Drawer 41 in old database]

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