Helen Covell Wolcott

Unknown American, American

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about 1854

Ambrotype

Overall: 2 5/8 × 2 1/16 in. (6.6 × 5.3 cm)

Overall: 3 11/16 × 3 1/4 × 3/4 in. (9.3 × 8.2 × 1.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Margaret E. Spicer

PH.2002.63.22

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Photograph

Classification

Photograph

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in ink, on label affixed to exterior of box: Aunt Helen Wolcott / [illegible]. George Buck / [arrow running vertically up to point to "Aunt"] b. 1820's (?) - d. 1857; inscribed, in ink, on paper tucked into box: Aunt Helen Wolcott / M- Geo Buck- [inscription in script]

Course History

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

Provenance

Helen Covell Wolcott Buck, Elizabeth Sarah Wolcott Petitcler, and John Covell Wolcott (siblings), Cheshire, Massachusetts; to Elizabeth Sarah Petitcler Foster (Elizabeth Petitcler's daughter), Cheshire, Massachusetts; bequeathed to Helen Rena Foster Gearhart (daughter), Palmerton, Pennsylvania, 1942; bequeathed to Elizabeth Gearhart Spicer (daughter), Palmerton, Pennsylvania,1976; bequeathed to Margaret Elizabeth Spicer (daughter), Norwich, Vermont, 1996; given to present collection, 2002.

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