Victorian portrait collection
Portrait photographs of Victorian-era persons.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
Extent.25 linear feet (1 box)
Portrait photographs of primarily British luminaries from the Victorian period. Some are unidentified or only partially identified. Individuals are not primarily from the theatrical world, but are scholars, politicians, military officers, etc. Also includes a stipple engraving portrait, a photomechanical print portrait, and a manuscript sample of characters of various languages.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Portrait photographs
- II. Other material
Material received in box with label: "From Herbert Cahoon."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music (Harvard Theatre Collection).
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
- Victorian portrait collection, circa 1860-1900: Guide.
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