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USA: Massachusetts, Taunton
Carte-de-Visite; metal; glass
frame: 3-5/8"h x 2-5/8"w x 1/2"d; sheet: 3-1/2"h x 2-3/8"w
Gift of Brita Flemming
Black and white carte-de-visite photograph of woman identified as Lucretia Patridge Sprague. Photograph is an oval-shaped, bust-length portrait of a woman that is mounted on thin board. Sprague wears a dark dress, earrings, and a wedding ring. The photo is off center on the card. On reverse is an engraving of a woman holding a sword framed between two leafy branches. Underneath it reads "H.B. King, / No. 9 Union Block, / TAUNTON, MASS. / Duplicates of this frnished at any time." At left center in pencil it reads "Lucretia Patridge Sprague / mother of Walter S. Sprague." At top center in pencil it reads "b. 3/2/1809 / d. 12/12/1858."