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Family Group on Steps
about 1895
Photography; gelatin emulsion on glass
Plate (height x width): 5 x 7in. (12.7 x 17.8cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Portrait of five women, a man and a child seated on the steps of a house. The women are all wearing dresses and have their haired piled on top of their heads, the man is wearing a suit and bow tie, and the child appears to be wearing a gown.
Subject Note: People are tentatively identified as follows: Back row, center: "Aunt Margaret," who became Mrs. Richard Tjader Middle left: "Aunt Phebe," Mrs. Edwin Thorne. The house in the image is possibly Thorncrest, called "The Crest" by the family, in Millbrook, N.Y.
Inscription: Glass side, bottom right: "18" (circled) in white grease pencil
Object Number: 2011.344.17
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