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Harriet Van Schoonhoven Thorne
about 1872
Photography; albumen print on mat
Primary Dimensions: 3 13/16 x 2 5/16in. (9.7 x 5.9cm) Sheet: 3 13/16 x 2 5/16in. (9.7 x 5.9cm) Mount: 4 1/8 x 2 7/16in. (10.5 x 6.2cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Studio portrait of a young woman wearing a hat and dress, holding a small baby on her lap. The baby is looking to the right, and the woman's head is down, her chin resting on the child's arm.
Subject Note: Victor Corse Thorne was born in 1871 in Florence, Italy. He was Harriet and Jonathan Thorne's first child. He was also Rosalie Thorne McKenna's grandfather--her father, Henry, was his son. Constituent Note: Jeremiah Gurney was a New York City-based photographer who established a daguerrian studio in 1840, switching to paper processes in 1853. He was known for photographing society's elite.
Inscription: Verso of mat, blue ink: "Aunt Hattie / Harriet Thorne / Grandmother of Henry S. Thorne / Baby must / be Victor ["Victor" underlined], Henry's / father
Object Number: 2011.344.1142
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