Art/ Collection/ Art Object

William Henry Harrison

Photography Studio:
Southworth and Hawes (American, active 1843–1863)
Artist:
Albert Sands Southworth (American, West Fairlee, Vermont 1811–1894 Charlestown, Massachusetts)
Artist:
Josiah Johnson Hawes (American, Wayland, Massachusetts 1808–1901 Crawford Notch, New Hampshire)
Artist:
Albert Gallatin Hoit (American, 1809–1856)
Date:
ca. 1850
Medium:
Daguerreotype
Dimensions:
8.3 x 7.0 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of I. N. Phelps Stokes, Edward S. Hawes, Alice Mary Hawes, and Marion Augusta Hawes, 1937
Accession Number:
37.14.44
Not on view
Inscription: Etched on verso: "Harrison // 1773-1841 // 37.14.44"
Edward S. Hawes, Alice Mary Hawes, and Marion Augusta Hawes; [Holman's Print Shop, Boston]; I.N. Phelps Stokes, New York, 1937

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Hawes-Stokes Collection of American Daguerreotypes by Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes," November 4, 1939–December 7, 1939.

Moore, Charles LeRoy. "Two Partners in Boston: The Careers and Daguerreian Artistry of Albert Southworth and Josiah Hawes." Master's thesis, University of Michigan, 1975. no. 206.

Romer, Grant B., and Brian Wallis, ed. Young America: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes. New York: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, 2005. no. 1897.



Monroe Fabian of the National Portrait Gallery believes this daguereotype was taken from a portrait of Harrison painted by Albert Gallatin Hoit in the Spring of 1839. The painting is now in the Natl. Portrait Gallery in Washington, D. C., 4/22/69.


Biography: Ninth president of the United States William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) was born in Virginia to plantation aristocracy and joined the infantry in 1791. Rising rapidly in the ranks, he was known for bloody retaliation against Indians in the Northwest Army during the War of 1812. Running as a Whig presidential candidate in 1840, Harrison won by a narrow margin, but he died shortly after his inauguration of pnemonia.
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