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The Boston photographic team of Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes mastered a style of daguerreotype portraiture that defined the spirit and idealism of a generation of accomplished Americans. They exploited the qualities of their chosen technique, using the mirrorlike sharpness...

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Inscription

Verso of plate: "Bishop Eastborn?"

Marks

U. l. plate maker mark: "Doublé/J. P." Spirit of Fact #9.

Provenance

Edward Southworth Hawes; gift to MFA December 9, 1943.

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Southworth Hawes in memory of his father Josiah Johnson Hawes

1853

Dimensions

Image: 20.3 x 15.2 cm (8 x 6 in.) Plate: 21.9 x 16.6 cm (8 5/8 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1391

Medium or Technique

Photograph, daguerreotype

Collections

Photography

Classifications

Photographs