Daguerreotype of Mary Ann Warren

This beautiful daguerreotype by Boston-area photographer George K. Warren (1832–1884) is of the photographer's wife, Mary Ann Warren. The Photographic History Collection has a collection of letters, scrapbooks, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, cartes-de-visites, cabinet cards, other paper prints, and a college yearbook by Warren. This collection documents important aspects of his career, the role of his family in supporting his career, and his role in the rise of celebrity portraiture.
Pressed paper case (separated hinge); Mary Ann Warren, G. K. Warren's wife; portrait of seated woman in dark dress, lace collar, cameo at neck. Studio: Warren, 100 Merrimack St. Lowell (interior, on left;) Cond: Good; tarnish at edges under mat, weeping glass, corrosion on mat, Quarter plate.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
Warren, Mary Ann
Warren, George K.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 3 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 8.255 cm x 10.795 cm
Place Made
United States: Massachusetts, Lowell
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accession number
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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