Late 19th century
4 1/16 × 2 7/16 in ( 10.3 × 6.2 cm )
Purchase by the Department of Art History, 2023
Purchased via eBay, May 2023.
Cheap tin type portraits, all done in a studio, some with elaborate props. The tin type proliferated in the US in the late 19th century. The technique was patented in 1856 by Hamilton Smith, professor of physics at Kenyon College.
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Sarah Hadley. First wife of Herman Hadley, oldest brother of Harriet Hadley.