Photograph album 87A

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1862-1863

GUSN

GUSN-269021

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

calligraphy (process)
families
portraits
actors
uniforms
civil wars
photograph albums
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)

Physical Description

1 photograph album

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.087A

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of Miss R.L.S. Child

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Hale, L.H., 1823-1885 (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)

Other People

Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865

Subjects

Civil War

Description Level

Item