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Ellen Hunt with Rosary and Prayer Book in the Studio
about 1912
Photographer:Photographed by Harriet V. S. Thorne , American, 1843 - 1926
Photography; gelatin silver print
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 9 3/8 x 5 1/2in. (23.8 x 14cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 x 8in. (25.4 x 20.3cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Profile portrait of a seated woman, holding a rosary and prayer book. There are potted plants on the floor next to her, and a folding screen behind her. There is a religious painting or print on the wall.
Subject Note: Ellen Hunt was nursemaid to Jonathan Thorne II and Harriet Thorne, Harriet V.S. Thorne's grandchildren. Date Note: The date provided is that of the original image. The print is a copy, probably made in the late 1970s by Rosalie Thorne McKenna, who had access to the original or a vintage print.
Inscription: Verso, top right, black marker: "III 8" Top, blue ink: "Ellen Hunt beautiful red haired Irish girl / Nurse to Jonathan Thorne II and Harriet V.S. Thorne / taken at Mrs Jonathan Thorne's studio at Black Rock." Top, pencil: "III - 8" Top, pencil: "1912-1914 ?" Center, black ink: "23 [circled]" Bottom left, pencil: "Who has original"
Object Number: 2011.344.1004
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