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Collection Name Butts Family Papers
Title [Tintype portrait of Alonzo Butts]
Date ca. 1880
Description This is an individual item contained within archival collection MS126.

Tintype portrait, partially hand colored, in white paper frame with red printed border and purple paper cover. Half-length portrait of a man with a mustache; he wears a dark suit with a velvet collar over a white shirt with striped bowtie. He is balding with wavy hair; his cheeks are tinted pink. Handwritten inscription on paper cover: "Alonzo Butts."
Biography and History Alonzo Butts (1840-1912), a seaman and oysterman, lived for many years at 219 Union Avenue in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island. He married Mary Catherine Haughwout in 1870, and they had two children, Emma and Ernest.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.
Physical Extent 4.875" H x 3.25" W (closed)
Acquisition From Emma Butts
Catalog Number 38.012.0005
Object Name Tintype
Archival Description Level Item
Parent Record MS126.000
Subjects Portraits
Portrait photographs
Tintypes
Earliest Date 1875
Latest Date 1885
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Butts, Alonzo
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, September 2017.