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Dr. & Mrs. Gage
1870-1880
Maker:Made by B. Abrahams , American
Silhouettes; cut black paper mounted on cardboard
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 3 15/16 x 2in. (10 x 5.1cm) or smaller Mount (height x width): 6 13/16 x 4 1/4in. (17.3 x 10.8cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Chris Hatch
Description: Cut-paper bust-length silhouette portraits of a man and a woman, in profile, facing right. The man has a mustache and a beard and wears a shirt with a white collar. The woman appears to wear a small hat.
Subject Note: Subjects are William Leonard Gage and his wife, Caroline Aiken Gage. The silhouettes were presumably cut when these Connecticut residents were on vacation at Coney Island. (Finlay 6/12/2003) Subject Note: William Leonard Gage (1832-1889) was the pastor of the Pearl Street Church in Hartford and a prolific author. His books included Helen on her Travels: What She Saw and What She Did in Europe (1868), Verses (1870), and Three Sermons Preached at Hartford (1873), among many others. (Finlay 6/12/2003)
Inscription: On verso, accession number at lower right, in pencil.
Object Number: 2003.20.46-.47
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