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George Henry Williams

George Henry Williams | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Sixth plate daguerreotype of a portrait of George Henry Williams (deceased child at 18 months), son of Henry C. and Diana T. Williams, and may be the cousin of N.M. Brown. The portrait shows the child laying in a cradle with a blanket and a small hat in the corner. Portions of the portrait have been tinted blue. The photograph was donated by Irving Brown in 1956.
DESCRIPTION
Sixth plate daguerreotype of a portrait of George Henry Williams (deceased child at 18 months), son of Henry C. and Diana T. Williams, and may be the cousin of N.M. Brown. The portrait shows the child laying in a cradle with a blanket and a small hat in the corner. Portions of the portrait have been tinted blue. The photograph was donated by Irving Brown in 1956.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10180
Creation Date:
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Cased image collection, circa 1839-circa 1899
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:cased images
Original Format Number:PH 4195.118, Box 10
Original Dimensions:2.75 x 3.25 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
There is an unattributed quotation with our notes on the photograph: "I remember the cradle, 6 ft or more long. Mother could sit at the other end and rock both herself and the baby at the same time. It was considered the proper thing to do." Double elliptical mat. Burnt red velvet decoration inside cover. Stamped leather case. Tarnish over highlights of the blanket and child's clothing.
SUBJECTS
Indoor photography
Infants
Youth
Painting
Portraits
Clothing and dress
Furniture
Children
Dead

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