Item: Rosaline Holmes Harrison (Mrs. S. Decatur Harrison) with dead baby
Record Number: 6426
Box Number: V V
Reproduction restrictions: None
Depicts: Martha Rosaline Holmes
Relates to: Stephen Decatur Harrison
Date of View: circa 1850
View Format: Photograph › Daguerreotype
Dimensions: Dimensions of Image, 7.0 by 8.3 cm.
Dimensions of Image, 2 3/4 by 3 9/32 in.
Dimensions of Case, 8.1 by 9.1 by 1.8 cm.
Dimensions of Case, 3 3/16 by 3 19/32 by 23/32 in.
Inscription text: (ink on applied label): Aunt Bess / Harrison's mother / & baby after death
Inscription location: Label applied to back exterior of case
Inscription text: (ink on applied label): Rosaline Holmes Harrison / (Mrs. S. Decatur Harrison) / with dead baby
Inscription location: Label applied to cushion
Inscription text: (embossed in brass): JAQUITH
Inscription location: Bottom right corner of mat
Image description: Image: 1/6 plate; Seated woman with face in profile, hair parted in the center, covering the ears, and pulled back into a bun, wearing a long sleeved black dress covered by a black shawl or pelerine, with a small upright white collar, a brooch clasped at her throat, holding a deceased baby on her lap, wearing a long white dress and white cap, draped in black cloth, color applied to their faces and hands.
Preserver: Stiff & heavy, more golden (1847-50).
Mat: Oval with matte finish and simple embossed design (1850).
Case: Leather-covered wood-frame embossed with a simple lined edge trim both front and back exterior, with a red velvet pinchpad and a plain (unembossed) red velvet cushion (ca. 1850).