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front Silhouette of Persis Sheldon (1785-1804)
c. 1804
MR.125
This silhouette of Persis, daughter of John and Persis Sheldon of Deerfield, Massachusetts, was taken in 1804, the year she died of tuberculosis at age nineteen.
front Silhouette of Deacon Justin Hitchcock (1752-1822)
1822
1900.06.40
A small profile likeness in black paper, called a silhouette, cut rather than drawn, was an inexpensive means of preserving an image of a person in the days before the invention of the camera.

 

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