Monday, March 31, 2014

Henry Sargent & Family

'Henry Winthrop Sargent and His Family', ca. 1850-1853. 
Half-plate daguerreotype by John Adams Whipple.

Source & more info: bostonathenaeum.org
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4 comments:

  1. They look like they could walk out of the picture! Amazing!

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  2. Young Master Sargent on the left looks a wee bit grumpy, but it’s a nicely composed scene.

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  3. Lovely picture. Isn't it unusual at the time for people to be smiling in their photo-portraits?

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    1. Yes it is, and laid-back family portraits are rare (I'd never seen one dating from the 1850s). It's always good to hear from you, Mary!

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