Albert Sands Southworth (American, West Fairlee, Vermont 1811–1894 Charlestown, Massachusetts)
Josiah Johnson Hawes (American, Wayland, Massachusetts 1808–1901 Crawford Notch, New Hampshire)
21.6 x 16.5 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)
Gift of I. N. Phelps Stokes, Edward S. Hawes, Alice Mary Hawes, and Marion Augusta Hawes, 1937
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil, verso, TC: "R.C. Winthrop"
Marking: Hallmark, TR, TL: Star / 40 (see Spirit of Fact #12, p. 154)
Edward S. Hawes, Alice Mary Hawes, and Marion Augusta Hawes; [Holman's Print Shop, Boston]; I.N. Phelps Stokes, New York, 1937
Robert C. Winthrop, 1809-1894, a native of Boston and a descendant of John Winthrop, 1587-1649. He represented Massachusetts in the House of Representatives and took over Daniel Webster's seat in the Senate. Winthrop was a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society from 1839-1894, and in April of 1855 he became president and served for thirty years. The DAB describes him as "somewhat of a dandy," a comment somewhat born out by this daguerreotype.