Mary P. Turpin Booth

Unknown American, American


about 1850

Daguerreotype with half case

Plate: 2 1/2 × 2 in. (6.4 × 5.1 cm)

Case: 2 15/16 × 2 7/16 in. (7.5 × 6.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Andrew E. Lewin, Class of 1981



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, on separate slip of paper: Mary P. Booth

Course History

ARTH 48.02, History of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Winter 2020

ARTH 48.02, History of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Winter 2020


Unidentified Ohio dealer found the image in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, along with other images including some identified as Eli Booth and a couple more identified as Mary Booth (said to have come from an old hotel); (the 1870 census for Mauch Chuck, Pennsylvania lists a Hotel Keeper Elias Booth and his wife Mary P. Booth, born Connecticut and at the corresponding age for Mary P. Turpin in 1860 Census); sold to Walt Plunkett, Tuscon, Arizona (dealer); sold via e-bay to Andrew Lewin, Scarsdale, New York, 2005; given to present collection, 2005.

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