[Portrait of Amory Houghton, Sr.] [picture].

[Portrait of Amory Houghton, Sr.] [picture].

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1 item : ink on board ; 15 x 10 cm
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Photograph is mounted on light tan board; dimensions of board are 17 x 11 cm.
Photograph is of Amory Houghton, Sr. dressed in suit jacket and bow tie.
This item is a "cabinet card" that was popular during the Victorian era; it was customary to mail these cards to family and friends abroad.
Amory Houghton, Sr. (1812-1882) was the founder of Corning Glass Works.
"Hillman, Corning, N. Y." -- embossed along lower edge of board.
"Grandfather Houghton" penciled in along upper edge of board verso.
"19704" penciled in on lower right corner of board verso.
Purchase; Donald Carapella Jr.; 2013; 1000149911
Sent to photography November 2013 for inclusion in Notable Acquisitions 2013.
Digitized in-house April 2013.
Digitized in-house October 2014.
See BIB 134306 for portrait of Amory Houghton, Sr.'s wife, Sophronia Mann Oakes Houghton (1814-1880).
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Published in Acquisitions, within Notable acquisitions, 2013: Ai97714, p. 13 NK5102.C8 .C81n 2013.