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Cut paper portrait showing the head and shoulders of a little boy cut in profile and laid against a blue paper background. Boy has light brown hair cut close to the head. Broad ruffled, cream-colored collar, over a dark blue suit made out of fabric with a row of round "gold" buttons cut out of yellow paper. Plain wood frame.
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1. In pencil at lower right of paper at backing of image: R M O [R H B? N.F. Little has interpreted initials as ML.] 2. Jelly label on wooden backing reverse, typewritten with added note in pen: Purchased in 1962 fr. 2/ school teachers in Ashby/ who bought it there/ about 20 years ago./ By Ruth Henshaw Bascom/ Suit by MG, 1854?
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Bascomb, Ruth Henshaw, 1772-1848 (Maker)
15 1/2 x 11 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Massachusetts (United States)