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Portrait of Nellie Jane Manning

Painted by Abram Ross Stanley (1816-1875).
Oil on canvas, 1873.
Wisconsin Historical Museum object #1945.1243.
WHI 2782

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Portrait of Nellie Jane Manning

Nellie Jane Manning (1866-1873) lived in Shullsburg, Wisconsin and died suddenly of spinal meningitis at the age of six, leaving the family with no visual record of their daughter.

Abram Ross Stanley, a distant relative, painted a portrait of Nellie as a gift to the Mannings, perhaps to ease their grief. Stanley operated a portrait studio on Water Street in Schullsburg.

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