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Collection Name Butts Family Papers
Title [Portrait photograph of Isaac Haughwout]
Date ca. 1885-1895
Description This is an individual item contained within archival collection MS126.

Portrait photograph, cabinet card format on cream mount with green printed border and rounded corners. Bust portrait of Isaac Haughwout of Mariners Harbor, Staten Island. He is an older man with white or gray hair and beard; he wears a dark suit over a white shirt with dark necktie. Printed inscription in green on the mount below the photo: "Lake / Richmond Terrace, / Port Richmond, S. I." This same image was published in a February 14, 1903, Richmond County Advance article celebrating Mr. Haughwout's life on the occasion of his 91st birthday.
Biography and History Isaac Haughwout (1812-1903), a shoemaker and carpenter, lived most of his life on Staten Island. For many years his home was in a house that he built at 219 Union Avenue in Mariners Harbor.

This photograph is part of a collection of materials given to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1938 by Emma Butts, granddaughter of Isaac Haughwout.
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 6.5" H x 4.25" W
Acquisition From Emma Butts
Catalog Number 38.012.0001
Object Name Print, Photographic
Archival Description Level Item
Parent Record MS126.000
Subjects Portraits
Portrait photographs
Earliest Date 1885
Latest Date 1895
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Creator Lake, John E.
Associated People Haughwout, Isaac
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, September 2017.