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General Daniel Brodhead

General Daniel Brodhead | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Sixth plate daguerreotype of an oval-shaped pendant with a portrait of General Daniel Brodhead (October 1736-November 1809) of Pennsylvania. General Brodhead fought in the Revolutionary War. Quarter-length portrait, facing front, in uniform.
DESCRIPTION
Sixth plate daguerreotype of an oval-shaped pendant with a portrait of General Daniel Brodhead (October 1736-November 1809) of Pennsylvania. General Brodhead fought in the Revolutionary War. Quarter-length portrait, facing front, in uniform.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:22682
Creation Date: 1850
Creator Name:Unknown
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County:
State:Pennsylvania
Collection Name:Cased image collection, circa 1839-circa 1899
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:cased images
Original Format Number:PH 4195.110, Box 9
Original Dimensions:2.75 x 3.25 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Documents regarding the life of General Daniel Brodhead can be found in the Draper Manuscript collection. "Among the invaluable relics in the possession of the family which they delight to exhibit is a miniature portrait set in gold of General Brodhead, which in 1809 was bequeathed to his granddaughter, Mrs Rebecca J Johnson. This painting, although now much over a century old, is as perfect as when it was painted for his family previous to the then Colonel's entry into the Revolutionary war." ~ History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, edited by John Franklin Meginness, 1892, p755 Last Will & Testament of Daniel Brodhead, August 9, 1809 ~ "In the name of God Amen. I Daniel Brodhead of Milford in the County of Wayne [later Pike Co] and the state of Pennsylvania ... I give to my Grand Daughter Rebecca Johnson (late Rebecca Heiner) my miniature picture set in Gold..." Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994, Wayne > Wills 1798-1872 vol 1-2. A detailed description of the miniature portrait of Daniel Brodhead in "Sally Wister's Journal, A True Narrative; Being a Quaker Maiden's Account of her Experiences with Officers of the Continental Army, 1777-1778," Wister, Sarah, 1761-1804; Myers, Albert Cook, 1902, p 148. Oval mat with pebble finish. Stamped leather case.
SUBJECTS
Painting
Portraits
Command of troops
Military uniforms
Revolution, 1775-1783
Men

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