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Atwood Collins
late 19th century
Photographer:Photographed by H. L. Bundy , American, 1839 - 1918
Photographer:Photographed by William B. Lloyd , American, 1860 - 1894
Photography; albumen prints on paper on cardboard mounts; collodion print on paper on cardboard mount
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 1/2 x 3 3/4in. (11.4 x 9.5cm) or smaller Sheet (height x width): 5 5/8 x 3 7/8in. (14.3 x 9.8cm) or smaller Mount (height x width): 6 1/2 x 4 1/8in. (16.5 x 10.5cm) or smaller
Credit Line: Gift of Elizabeth W. Temple
Description: Formal studio portraits of a man with a mustache from middle age to old age. In most portraits he is seated in a wooden armchair wearing a jacket, vest, shirt and necktie. In one photograph he is wearing striped trousers. In one photograph, a watch chain and a handkerchief are visible.
Subject Note: Atwood Collins, the eldest son of Erastus Collins, was born in Hartford in 1851. He graduated from Hartford High School and from Yale College in 1873. He worked in the family dry goods business for a few years, then went to Columbia Law School and was admited to the Hartford Bar in 1880. He left practice the same year and began dealing in stocks and bonds. He was associated with the Security Trust of Hartford and many other financial institutions. (Finlay 7/2/2011)
Inscription: 2011.63.3: On verso, in blue ink, "Mr. Atwood Collins / when he graduated from / Yale in 1873, I think. / Notice his Scroll & Key / pin. And he was a very / modest man. / But I hear / that each / wore it in / his tie." All photographs, on verso, lower right, in pencil, accession numbers.
Object Number: 2011.63.1-.5
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