Portrait of a Woman


Cased bust-length portrait of a woman, her body turned slightly to the viewer's right as she looks left; her dark hair is pulled up at back and parted at center with spaniel or sausage curls at front. Hinged, red velvet-covered oval case has padded front interior lined with white silk satin; portrait is framed with a cable- or ropework preserver. Push-button clasp at side. No marks.

Date Made: 1845-1855

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Virginia, Alexandria

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Credit Line: Gift of The Heirs of William and Dennis Ramsay

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.220760.005BAccession Number: 220760Catalog Number: 220760.005B

Object Name: photographcase, photograph

Physical Description: daguerreotype (photograph production method/technique)copper (photograph material)velvet (case material)wood (case material)brass (case hardware material)silk (case lining material)gold (preserver material)Measurements: overall: 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 6.6675 cm x 6.35 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b0-f7ff-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1000601

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