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|Genre/Form:||Gelatin silver prints
|Named Person:||Augustin Amant Constance Fidèle Édouart; John Quincy Adams; August Belmont; R W Cushman; Samuel Augustus Foot; Charles Jared Ingersoll; Henry Inman; Eliza Bowen Jumel; Philip Kearny; Alexander Macomb; William L Marcy; John Reed; Martin Van Buren|
|Material Type:||Graphic, Photograph|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
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|Notes:||The New-York Historical Society's museum holds individual silhouettes by Édouart. Letters from Emily Jackson describing her collection can be found in the Society's archives. Copies of Jackson's sales catalogues, as well as Jackson's books on silhouettes, are available in the Society's Print Room and Library collections.|
|Description:||7.97 linear feet (21 boxes) 770 photonegatives : glass, b? ; 5 x 7 in. 1,021 photoprints : gelatin silver ; 5 x 7 in.|
Received would have his or her image set down on a sheet of paper within a lithographed domestic or outdoor background, where their props and posture would have a visual context. In contrast, Édouart's own reference albums had between one and six portraits pasted on each blank page, the often unrelated figures forming a human chain without so much as a thread to connect them with a neighbor, place, or circumstance. Series I contains 1,021 gelatin silver prints made from the glass plate negatives in Series III. They are undated, but were probably made between 1911, when Emily Jackson had already acquired Édouart's silhouette albums, and the mid-1920s, when she was selling photographs to the public through her catalogue. Series II contains evidence of Jackson's marketing of Édouart images. There is one copy of her sales catalogue for photo facsimiles of the American silhouettes; four cardboard boxes which originally held glass plate negatives and later held her photograph inventory; and a set of small card tickets, found in the boxes with the photogrphs, which are inscribed in ink with the box contents and give mail order information including Jackson's mailing address. Series III contains 770 glass plate negatives made sometime after 1911 and before 1913, by which time Jackson had already sold the Édouart albums to the British dealer Arthur Vernay.
- Édouart, Augustin Amant Constance Fidèle, -- 1789-1861.
- Adams, John Quincy, -- 1767-1848.
- Belmont, August, -- 1813-1890.
- Cushman, R. W. -- (Robert Woodward), -- 1800-1868.
- Foot, Samuel Augustus, -- 1780-1846.
- Ingersoll, Charles Jared, -- 1782-1862.
- Inman, Henry, -- 1801-1846.
- Jumel, Eliza Bowen, -- 1775?-1865.
- Kearny, Philip, -- 1815-1862.
- Macomb, Alexander, -- 1782-1841.
- Marcy, William L. -- (William Learned), -- 1786-1857.
- Reed, John, -- 1781-1860.
- Van Buren, Martin, -- 1782-1862.
- Portraits, American.
- Silhouettes -- United States.