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During the mid-nineteenth century, Boston was an important center for photography in the United States. Oliver Wendell Holmes, a noted author, physician, and member of New England's intellectual aristocracy, praised the importance of photography in the history of human progress in articles for...

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Inscription

Recto, on mount to right of image in graphite: 4 Signed verso, u. l., in ink: OW Holmes Notations lower center in graphite: Ammoniated paper exposed 14 minutes

Provenance

Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes; bequest May 1965.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, Edward Jackson HolmesCollection

1864–65

Dimensions

Image/Sheet (oval): 13.0 x 18.5 cm (5 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.) Mount: 17.7 x 22.9 cm (6 15/16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

65.606

Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print

Collections

Photography

Classifications

Photographs