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Photograph album 87A

Description

Carte de visite album with an inscription in the front reading, "L. Theodore Child, from E.W. Hall, 1862." A slip of paper inside the album states "L.H. Hale, photographer of many of these photos, 293 Washington St., Boston." The names of sitters are written beneath the pictures in calligraphy and there are dates ranging from 1862-1863. Families represented are Child, Gore, Hale, Prescott and Chester. Also included in the album is a photo of John Wilkes Booth, the actor, taken in 1863 (two years before he shot Abraham Lincoln). There are also photos of two men in uniform and one of a woman in black, possibly in mourning.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1862-1863
Acquisition Type
Gift
Physical Description
1 photograph album
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of Miss R.L.S. Child
GUSN
269021
Reference Code
PC009.087A

Record details

Originator
Hale, L.H., 1823-1885 (Photographer)
Other People
Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865
Descriptive Terms
actors
calligraphy (process)
civil wars
families
portraits
uniforms
Material Type
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
photograph albums
Subjects
Civil War
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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