Portrait of a sailor, New Bedford, Massachusetts

cased ambrotype

PHOTOGRAPHS - AMBROTYPES
Hawes, C. E.
USA, MA, New Bedford
1842-1860
glass; leather; velvet
overall: 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 5/8 in.

Ambrotype in hinged leather case, red velvet lining in lid, scallopped copper? frame stamped lower left "C. E. HAWES/ N. BEDFORD" and lower right "AMBROTYPE/ ARTIST"; portrait of a man, possibly a sailor or whaleman, seated, wearing suit and hat, painted backdrop off a whaling ship. Overall: 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 5/8 in.


2006.17

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