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Title [Portrait of Maud Morgan as a child]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Studio or Publisher J. Gurney & Son
Date ca. 1870
Description Original B&W print on tan cardboard mount. Portrait of Maud Morgan as a girl. She is seated on a chair with her left leg tucked under her; she leans one elbow on a table covered with a heavy cloth, with similar cloth drapery at right. She wears a low-necked light-colored dress with ruffled trimming that has a narrow dark band at center; trim is arranged in zigzag points above hem, and appears to cross over itself at center front. She also wears light-colored stockings and dark high shoes or boots with buttons. Handwritten inscriptions on reverse of mount in two different handwritings: "Cousin Maud / circa. 1870" and "Maud Morgan". Printed inscription on reverse of mount: "CARTE IMPERIALE / BY / J. Gurney & Son / 707 / BROADWAY, N.Y."
(Keywords: New York City)
Print size 6.75 X 5
Acquisition Gift of Anne Keller Geraci
Ownership and History Maud Morgan (1860-1941) began studying piano at age five and turned to the harp a few years after. She was an accomplished soloist and a performer of great longevity who was honored with a golden jubilee at Carnegie Hall in 1924. Toward the end of her life she resided at 185 Bloomingdale Road in Pleasant Plains, Staten Island.

Jeremiah Gurney and his son Benjamin Gurney shared a photographic studio in Manhattan from 1860 to 1874. They are remembered in particular for portraits of performers and public figures.
Earliest Date 1867
Latest Date 1872
Subjects Children
Portrait photographs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Morgan, Maud
Catalog Number 13.008.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2016.
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.