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Inscription: Inscribed in pencil, verso: "Miss Hodges of Salem"Marking: Hallmark, BL: Doublé / J.P. (see Spirit of Fact #9, p. 153)
Edward S. Hawes, Alice Mary Hawes, and Marion Augusta Hawes, or Edward S. Hawes, Alice Mary Hawes, and Marion Augusta Hawes; [Holman's Print Shop, Boston]; I.N. Phelps Stokes, New York, 1937
A cash book in the GEH manuscript collection records a visit to the Southworth & Hawes studio by a "Miss Hodges" on October 23, 1848. Nothing is known today about Miss Hodges, but Southworth & Hawes made two costly whole-plate portraits of her for their studio collection, suggesting that she was sufficently well known - or sufficently photogenic - to warrant displaying her likeness in the front-room gallery.
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