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Portrait of a Woman

Portrait of a Woman

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
case, photograph
date made
place made
United States: Virginia, Alexandria
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)
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
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of The Heirs of William and Dennis Ramsay
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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