Tintype, Gem portrait of Laura Bridgman


Accession Number: 2001.199.2

Description: Tintype shows two side-by-side images of Laura Bridgman (1829-1889), each measuring 1 x 13/16 in., on a sheet measuring 1 x 1 5/8 in. Her hair is worn back. She is wearing clear eyeglasses and earrings. Her right cheek is tinted pink in both images.

Medium: Sheet iron

Print Size: 1 x 1 5/8 in.

Date: between 1860 and 1880

Photographer: unknown

History/Provenance: Purchased from antique dealer; previous provenance not known.

Credit Line: Museum Purchase

Subjects: Deaf-blind Photographs