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Guide to the Emily Jackson Photograph Collection of Edouart's American Silhouette Portraits
 PR 101 PR 101

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Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jackson, Emily, 1861-, collector.
Title: Emily Jackson Photograph Collection of édouart's American Silhouette Portraits
Dates: [1911-1926]
Abstract: Collection of gelatin silver prints, glass plate negatives, and ephemera related to the documentation of a set of albums compiled by the French artist Augustin édouart and briefly owned by Emily Jackson. édouart affixed his reference set of silhouette portraits to album pages, which he then labeled with each sitter's name, hometown, and the place and date of the cutting. Taken together, the pages provide unique visual documentation of Americans of the 1840s, a profile in profile revealing their appearances on several levels at once: physical countenances, occupations, clothing styles, and favored pets and furniture.
Quantity: 8.97 Linear feet (22 boxes)
Location note: Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections
Call Phrase: PR 101