Item 2008.001.1442.7 - Portrait of Wiliam(sic) Stoughton

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Portrait of Wiliam(sic) Stoughton

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  • [189-] (Creation)

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1 photograph: 16.7 x 10.8

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Phipps was a photography studio that operated in New Castle, Pensylvania during the late nineteenth century.

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Item is a pink cabinet card with brown letterpress at bottom edge. On the left, "Phipps" and on the right "NEW CASTLE, PA." In the centre, a design with the letters "A" "W" and "P" intertwined. Photograph is a vignetted portrait of an old man with a long white beard in a wool sack coat and matching waistcoat. On verso, interlace border lithographed in brown ink, and another intertwined letter design, the same as on the recto. This graphic is followed by the text "ARTISTIC/ Photographer/ A. W. Phipps/ 72 1/2 WASHINGTON ST./ NEW CASTLE,/ PA." Handwritten in blue ink at the top edge, "Wiliam(sic) Stoughton/ My Mother's father/ Clara W. Soughton Ellis".

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Poor. The image is badly yellowed, the whole is stained and abraded with a large tear out of the pink paper on the back of the card.

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