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Maker(s):unknown
Culture:American
Title:photograph: portrait of a young man
Date Made:circa 1863
Type:Photograph
Materials:tintype photograph; leather, glass, cotton velvet; base metal: brass
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts; South Deerfield
Measurements:Mount: 3 in x 2 1/2 in x 5/8 in; 7.6 cm x 6.4 cm x 1.6 cm; Sight: 2 in x 1 1/2 in; 5.1 cm x 3.8 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2018.20
Credit Line:Gift of the Harris Family Trust in Memory of Alice Childs Harris
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Description:
Tintype portrait of a young man in a velvet lined, pressed leather case. Folded inside the case is a newspaper article entitled, "Another South Deerfield Soldier Fallen" from 1864 describing the death of William H. Todd, presumed to be the subject of the portrait. William H. Todd is listed among the soldiers who died in the Civil War in The History of the Connecticut Valley In Massachusetts (1879).

Tags:
portraits

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