Inscription: inscribed in blue ink on a tape affixed to case: [?] Grand Father Whipple // ([?] Adams) behind // him = his brother Frank // (G. Uncle to Edith L. Bales (?) // made [illegible] features"
Whipple Family Collection; [Rinhart Galleries, Inc., Colebrook, Connecticut, September 20, 1989]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York
Smithsonian American Art Museum. "Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype," June 30, 1995–October 29, 1995.
Foresta, Merry A., and John Wood. Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1995. p. 140.