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Guide to the Imperial Portrait Photograph File
 PR 210

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 13, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series V: Portraits by Unidentified Photographers

Scope and Contents note

Series V. Portraits by Unidentified Photographers contains three portraits, two of which are identified men. They are Colonel John Jacob Astor III (1822-1890) and William Pitt Fessenden (1806-1869); both may be later enlargements from negatives made in the mid-1860s but are included in this collection based on their sheet size and vintage. The third portrait is of an unidentified man with an American flag, and features drapery and a classical column often seen in Mathew Brady portraits. Photographs are arranged alphabetically by sitter.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Astor III, John Jacob, Colonel (1822-1890)

General note

albumen photograph, 18 3/8 x 14 3/4 in.

Box: 5 Folder : 27 Fessenden, William Pitt (1806-1869)

General note

albumen photograph, 20 1/4 x 15 in.

Box: 5 Folder : 27 Unidentified man with American flag

General note

salted paper photograph, 18 3/8 x 14 3/4 in.


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