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Portraits and Signatures Collection, ca. 1825-1900
1 archives box (0.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Artificial collection of engravings and photographs, predominantly portraits of a variety of individuals, as well as reproduced signatures. Subjects include American presidents, British monarchs, famous actors, Lord Jeffery Amherst, and others.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Curator of Special Collections.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Portraits and Signatures Collection is an artificial collection of engravings and photographs, being predominantly portraits of a variety of individuals both famous and unknown and including many signatures in reproduction. Subjects include George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and several other American presidents and statesmen; Lord Jeffery Amherst; Kings George III, George IV, George V and Queen Victoria of England; and several actors in character (George Alexander, John L. Toole). The collection also includes a series of engravings depicting scenes from Shakespeare's plays, several depictions of historic events in European history, and a small number of city views. Also of note are two photographs of teachers and children in the Freedmen's schools sponsored by the American Missionary Society, Norfolk, Virginia, ca. 1865. The collection also includes one folder of unidentified 19th century photographs.

Arranged alphabetically by subject.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Curator of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Portraits and Signatures Collection [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives

Language
English.