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George Bancroft in his Study
1888
Photographer:Photographed by Marian Adams , 1843 - 1885
Photography; albumen print on paper on cardboard mount
Primary Dimensions (overall height x width): 4 3/4 x 7 7/8in. (12 x 20cm)
Description: Elderly bearded man sits in a wicker chair at a desk piled with books and papers. He appears to be writing with a quill pen. Books line the shelves of a bookcase in the left background. There appears to be a leather-covered screen in the right background.
Subject Note: The historian and diplomat George Bancroft was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1800 and died in Washington, D.C. in 1891. Clementine Welling was the wife of Dr. James C. Welling. The Wellings lived at 159 Farmington Avenue, Hartford.
Inscription: On verso: "To his dear & honored Friend, Mrs. Clementina Welling /Geo. Bancroft / January 1888."
Object Number: 1949.4.1
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