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Phebe Van Schoonhoven Thorne Knitting on Porch
about 1900
Photographer:Photographed by Harriet V. S. Thorne , American, 1843 - 1926
Photography; gelatin emulsion on glass
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 7 x 4 11/16in. (17.8 x 11.9cm) Plate (height x width): 7 x 5in. (17.8 x 12.7cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Portrait of Phebe Van Schoonhoven Thorne, Samuel Thorne's wife and Harriet V.S. Thorne's sister-in-law, sitting in a porch chair. She is knitting and wears pince nez glasses. Her face has been retouched. The subject was identified from the index card attached to the verso of the contact print of negative 2011.344.34, which features the same subject.
Subject Note: The subject was identified from the index card attached to the verso of the contact print of negative 2011.344.34, which features the same subject. The 1850 Federal Census lists Phebe Van Schoonhoven (b. about 1839) living in Troy, NY.
Inscription: Glass side, bottom right: "116" in white grease pencil
Object Number: 2011.344.116
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