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Portrait file

Portrait file: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: pf, b
Call No.: Portrait file
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Portrait file: Guide.
Date(s): 1617-2002
Quantity: 1 collection (5 linear feet (19 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The Portrait File is an alphabetically arranged collection of portait images of individuals, groups of individuals, and views and miscellany, received from various sources at various times. Additions continue to be made.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from various sources at various times. Accession information is given with the item entry.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Alexis Dinniman with the assistance of Jennifer Lyons and Bonnie B. Salt.
Size of material, where unmarked, is 15" x 11" or smaller; all larger items are marked (pf).

Conditions Governing Use:

Images linked to this finding aid are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned and/or held by the Houghton Library, and is provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires the permission of the curator.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Portrait File. Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also Autograph File for similar materials.


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Scope and Contents

The Portrait File is a collection of portrait images of individuals, group portraits, and images of views and miscellany (geographical locations, buildings, objects, etc.), that were received singly or in small groups from various sources at various times. Items are a wide variety of formats, including: photographs, copy prints, cabinet photographs, cartes-de-visite, engravings, colored prints, lithographs, tintypes, photomechanical prints, stereographs, and others. Also includes unidentified images.

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