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Portrait of a Child

Portrait of a Child

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Description
Half-cased portrait of a seated child, body and gaze turned slightly to the viewer's right, wearing white pantaloons, a patterned dress, and a hat or bonnet with wide plaid ribbon tied in a bow under the chin. Cheeks hand-tinted pink. Daguerreotype, octagonal pebble-textured mat and glass are loose; placed in the back half of a hinged case covered in brown leather stamped with an oval design. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
case, photograph
date made
1840-1845
place made
United States: Virginia, Alexandria
Physical Description
velvet (edging inside case material)
copper (photograph material)
paper (mat material)
gold (mat material)
glass (glazing material)
wood (case material)
leather (case material)
brass (case hardware material)
Measurements
overall, framed photo: 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 1.27 cm x 9.525 cm x 8.5725 cm
overall, piece of glass: 1/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 2 7/8 in;.3175 cm x 8.255 cm x 7.3025 cm
ID Number
DL.220760.005C
accession number
220760
catalog number
220760.005C
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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