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Subseries 3. Foster Iconography, 1837-1863

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains images of Foster.

Section: Foster Photographs, 1837-1863

Scope and Content Notes:

This section contains original photographs of Stephen Collins Foster.

A358 Ambrotype Portrait of Foster, 1854-1864

Copies located at 10693. Original ambrotype of Foster posed nearly full-face. Probably made after 1854.

26163 Tinytpe of Foster, 1859-1863

Original tintype of Foster posed with elbow on table, chin resting on hand. Note that this photographic process reversed the image. Probably the portrait referred to in Foster's letter to his brother Morrison, June 13, 1859.

14346 Carte de visite print of original tintype, 1859-1864

Standard carte-de-visite size albumen print of the original tintype. On reverse in pencil in an unidentified hand, "Stephen C. Foster circa 1864, aged 37." Mount bears printed advertisement of "Cargo's Photographic Rooms Dispatch Buildings No. 69 Fifth Street, Near Post Office, Pittsburgh.

38299 Albumen print of floral arrangement for Foster's funeral, 1864

Standard cabinet-size albumen print of cross-shaped floral arrangement on Foster's grave, given by a group of Pittsburgh musicians. Mount bears the printed advertisement "J.R. Pearson, 79 Fifth Avenue. 43 & 45 Federal Street."

A360 Original ambrotype of Stephen Foster and George Cooper, 1863
A369 Silver print of original ambrotype, 1854-1864

Standard Victoria size silver print of original ambrotype.

Section: Foster Silhouettes, 1837-1863

Scope and Content Notes:

This section includes paper silhouettes of Foster's profile, some of which were autographed by the composer.

A295 Framed silhouette of Foster facing right "To John Mahon my friend Stepn Foster," undated
A294 Framed silhouette of Foster facing left "to my friend John Mahon Stepn Foster," 1861

From back of frame "portrait of Stephen Foster given to John Mahon who knew Foster in 1861. Acquired from W.H. Lowdern IK & Co of Washington D.D. November 7, 1838."

25990 Framed silhouette of Stephen Foster facing left "To George Cooper from Stepn Foster," undated

Acquired from Mrs. Edward Candor of Upper Montclair, New Jersey, October 24, 1939.

25989 Silhouette of Foster in frame, by M. Hubard, inscribed to and presented by W. Pond, undated