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Guide to the Eugene A. Livingston Family Photograph Collection
 PR 138

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Jennifer Lewis

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

Container List

Series II: Albums and Framed Photographs

Scope and Contents note

Series II dates from circa 1855 through 1885 and includes undated items. Of particular interest and rarity are several elaborate frames including one leather, easel-mounted, fold-out book frame; one frame featuring a hand-painted silk mat; and two velvet frames. Also present is a glass stereograph view of the family's Hudson Valley summer home, Teviot (formerly known as Eversleigh). Seven albums ranging in size from 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches to 11 x 9 1/4 inches make up the bulk of this series. One cartes-de-visite album has a wooden cover with a carved stag's head protruding from the front; the smallest of the albums portrays a female figure in inlayed wood. Some allegorical tableaus are included in the scrapbooks.

Portrait photographs by several prominent photographers is also included; a portrait of Eugene A. Livingston and his two eldest children, Mary and Eugene Livingston (1845-1862), taken and signed by Gustave Le Gray is included in its original housing, as are carte-de-visite portraits by Mathew Brady. A framed portrait of a print of General Philip H. Sheridan is identified on the verso as "possibly" being Sheridan; a comparison with portraits at different ages indicates that it is very likely Sheridan.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 3 Album of family portraits, a few published views of European and domestic landmarks, and dog portraits
Box: 4 Album of cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards portraying Livingston family members and family dogs
Box: 5 Tintype of Adelaide, Elizabeth, and Katherine Livingston
Box: 5 Album of cartes-de-visite with leather and wooden cover portraying female figure in inlaid wood
Box: 5 Album of cartes-de-visite and tintypes, primarily of Livingston family members; includes allegorical tableaus.
1871-1884, undated
Box: 5 Album of cartes-de-visite and tintypes, includes portraits by Mathew Brady
Box: 5 Album of cartes-de-visite portraits and copy photographs of paintings
Box: 6 Black leather easel-mounted, book-style, fold-out frame with 29 cabinet cards and carte-de-visite portraits
Box: 6 Album with wooden cover, a carved stag's head protrudes from the front, holding cartes-de-visite primarily of Livingston family members
Box: 7 Glass stereoscopic view of Teviot (house)
Box: 7 Fold-out canvas frame with four cabinet card portraits of Livingston family members
Box: 7 Leather frame with two cabinet card portraits of K. McL.L. and W.B.S. Clymer
1882, undated
Box: 7 Leather frame with two cabinet card portraits of Katherine Livingston Clymer and two unidentified women
1882, 1885
Box: 7 Glass-covered cabinet card portrait of Maturin Livingston Delafield
Box: 7 Glass-covered print of General Philip Sheridan
Box: 7 Glass-covered portrait of Eugene A. Livingston, Mary C. Livingston, and Eugene Livingston, Jr. taken and signed by Gustave Le Gray, Paris
Box: 8 Ambrotype of an unidentified young man
1857 Jan. 17
Box: 8 Portrait of an unidentified man, possibly Eugene A. Livingston, in a small metal easel frame
Box: 8 Frame with hand-painted silk mat holding a cartes-de-visite portrait of an unidentified woman
Box: 8 Green velvet fold-out frame with 6 cabinet card portraits
Box: 8 Turquoise velvet fold-out frame with 6 cabinet card portraits

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