Helen Covell Wolcott

Unknown American, American


about 1854


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: Gift of Margaret E. Spicer



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


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

Art History 48.02, Histories of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Spring 2024


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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