Silhouette Portrait, Valentine

Description
This small unframed hollow-cut silhouette portrait belonged to a member of the Copp family of Stonington, Connecticut during the early 19th century. The subject of the silhouette is unknown, as it was given as a valentine to a member of the Copp family.
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
silhouette
date made
1800
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 cm x 10.3 cm; 5 1/8 in x 4 1/16 in
overall: 4 in x 5 1/8 in; 10.16 cm x 13.0175 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut
ID Number
DL*006877.01
catalog number
6877.01
accession number
28810
subject
Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp

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