Portrait of Stephen Henry Phillips

Collection Type

  • Photography




Photograph of Stephen Henry Phillips. The paper was cut into an oval. His body is facing the viewer, but his eyes are turned to the left proper side. His hair is parted on his right side and he has long side-burns. There is a pin on his right lapel, and a pocket watch end through the top button of his lapel.


Descriptive Terms

photographic prints
paper (fiber product)
photographic materials
Print, Photographic


"Stephen H. Phillips IV. Lawyer of Salem, Atty-gen of Massachusetts and of the Hawaiian Islands. From a photograph taken by Black of Boston, on his return from the islands in 1871 to be married. He had many other photographs taken but always considered this the best. There is no portrait of him. This carbon enlargement from the original cabinet was made by Merrill of Salem. The rosette in the buttonhole is the badge of the Royal Hawaiian Order of Kamehamaha the Great. Labeled by me in 1911. Stephen W. Phillips." (handwritten)

Associated Person

Phillips, Stephen H. (Stephen Henry), 1823-1897

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number



Merrill, E. G. (Maker)


4 11/16 x 13 12/16 x 14/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number