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Object Name Picture, Hair
Date ca. 1856
Title [Mourning picture, Harriet Oakley Totten]
Description Framed mourning picture with human hair in a fleur-de-lis design around a small oval portrait photograph of Harriet Oakley Totten.
(Keywords: Memorial, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Hope H. Smythe
Ownership and History This mourning picture commemorates the death of Harriet Oakley Totten (1802-1856) of Tottenville, Staten Island. Mrs. Totten was the wife of Ephraim J. Totten (1806-1891), a sea captain, merchant, and farmer.
Earliest Date 1856
Latest Date 1857
Subjects Portrait photographs
Lexicon Sub-category Art
Associated People Totten, Ephraim J.
Catalog Number 74.017.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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