Samuel Copp Silhouette

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This is a silhouette portrait of John Brown Copp (b. 1779) completed around 1830. The silhouette was is signed “Syracuse, New York on Tuesday 14 September 1830 by Master Hankes.” Master Hankes likely refers to Jarvis (sometimes spelled Jervis) Hankes, who made silhouettes of John Quincy Adams's family in 1829.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
Currently not on view
date made
Master Hankes
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 1/8 in x 4 5/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 11.7475 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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