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This silhouette was taken of a father by his son, Dr. Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864), in February, 1822, when the parent was seventy years old. An inexpensive way to preserve the likeness of a person, the silhouette was usually cut from black paper and mounted on a sheet of white paper before framing. The subject, Justin Hitchcock (1752-1822), learned the trade of hatter in Springfield, Massachusetts, and came to Deerfield in 1774. He was a hatter, Revolutionary soldier, and later, music director at the meetinghouse.


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Silhouette of Deacon Justin Hitchcock (1752-1822)

creator   Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864)
date   1822
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height (sight)   3.375"
width (sight)   2.375"
process/materials   negative cut on cloth
item type   Art/Silhouette
accession #   #1900.06.40

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See Also...

"Remarks and Observations" by Justin Hitchcock

Board Chest

Pitch pipe

Bass Viol

Indenture between Justin Hitchcock and Moses Church

Letter from Justin Hitchcock to Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt

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