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Guide to the Lucius H. Cathan Photograph Collection
[1880-1890], undated
  PR 132

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Collection processed by Jennifer Lewis

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 03, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Small Format

Scope and Contents note

Series I consists of 109 small glass negatives, measuring 3 1/8 x 4 1/8 inches, a glass transparency and an ambrotype. All of the images in this series are portraits of individuals or small groups in a formal studio setting. The variety of individuals and the similarity in formal backgrounds indicate these were professional posed portraits; they are presumed to be Cathan's negatives from his studio work. No dates are available for these images. The images of soldiers numbered 50-52 have some form of identification scratched into the emulsion; these names, as written, are: Lieut. Holton, C.R. Mills, and Albert Mennifield. The remainder of the portraits are of unidentified men, women, children, and soldiers in uniform.

Glass Negatives

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1-4 Children--Boys
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5-10 Children--Girls
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11-14 Groups
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 15-19 Men--Portraits, standing
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 20-46 Men--Portraits, seated
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 47-49 Men--Photographs of daguerreotype portraits
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 50 Soldiers in uniform--Lieut. Holton
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 51 Albert Merrifield
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 52 C.R. Mills
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 53-55 Soldiers in Uniform--Unidentified soldiers
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 56-58 Soldiers in Uniform--Unidentified soldiers
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 59-67 Women--Portraits, stanading
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 68-106 Women--Portraits, seated
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 107-108 Women--Photographs of daguerreotype portraits
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 109 Other--Copy negative of engraving of George Washington
undated

Photographic Positives

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 110 Group--2 men, 2 women (ambrotype)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 111 Man, seated (glass transparency)
undated

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