ca. 1900, [tintype portrait of Lilla Denno Kenney and two others standing with suitcases and a birdcage], Kenney Brothers Art Studio
via Harvard University, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Part of the Izetta Jewel Papers, 1852-1978 

ca. 1900, [tintype portrait of Lilla Denno Kenney and two others standing with suitcases and a birdcage], Kenney Brothers Art Studio

via Harvard University, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Part of the Izetta Jewel Papers, 1852-1978 

ca. 1855, [hand tinted daguerreotype portrait of two well-dressed young men wearing hats and blushed cheeks], Edward M. Tyler & Co.
via Harvard University, Houghton Library, Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography

ca. 1855, [hand tinted daguerreotype portrait of two well-dressed young men wearing hats and blushed cheeks], Edward M. Tyler & Co.

via Harvard University, Houghton Library, Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography

ca. 1855, [daguerreotype portrait of a frowning gentleman with a seemingly over-sized top hat and bowtie], Addison Fish
via Harvard University, Houghton Library, Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography

ca. 1855, [daguerreotype portrait of a frowning gentleman with a seemingly over-sized top hat and bowtie], Addison Fish

via Harvard University, Houghton Library, Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography

ca. 1850’s, [daguerreotype portrait of two gentlemen in white beaver fur hats posed, shaking hands]
via the Daguerreian Society, Mark Koenigsberg Collection

ca. 1850’s, [daguerreotype portrait of two gentlemen in white beaver fur hats posed, shaking hands]

via the Daguerreian Society, Mark Koenigsberg Collection

ca. 1850’s, [gentleman in a hat]
via the Metropolitan Museum of Art

ca. 1850’s, [gentleman in a hat]

via the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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