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Daguerreotype of Eliza Harry Stanton

Collector:
Hazard, Hannah Maria Stanton  Search this
Names:
Stanton, Eliza Harry  Search this
Extent:
1 Daguerreotypes (photographs)
2 Copy negatives
Culture:
Narragansett  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Daguerreotypes (photographs)
Copy negatives
Daguerreotypes
Pendants (jewelry)
Date:
circa 1852-1855
Summary:
This collection contains a daguerreotype pendant depicting Eliza Harry Stanton (Narragansett) circa 1852-1855. The back of the pendant contains a small oval repository holding a lock presumably of Eliza's hair. Stanton was possibly a descendent of the Ninigret line of chiefs, through Betsey Harry (also known as Elizabeth Harry), who was presumably her mother.
Scope and Contents:
P13676 (copy negatives: N21714 and N21715)

This collection contains 1 daguerreotype pendant depicting Eliza Harry Stanton (Narragansett) circa 1852-1855. The back of the pendant contains a small oval repository holding a lock presumably of Eliza's hair. It is believed that Eliza Harry Stanton gave this pendant to her husband Joseph Stanton (1805-1876) as sentimental jewelry.

The collection also contains 2 copy negatives made from the daguerreotype by the Museum of the American Indian in 1939.
Arrangement:
Housed in an archival phase box.
Biographical / Historical:
Relatively little is known about Eliza Harry Stanton. There is some conflicting information about her genealogy, but it appears that she was born circa 1813 in Rhode Island and married Joseph Stanton (1805-1876). After Eliza died in 1855, Joseph remarried Patience Dodge (1834-1918) around 1857 and their daughter Hannah Maria Stanton (1871-1950) donated the daguerreotype in this collection to the Museum of the American Indian in 1939.

According to State of Rhode Island's Report of Commission on the Affairs of the Narragansett Indians, Made to its General Assembly, at its January Session 1881, Eliza Stanton was possibly a descendent of the Ninigret line of chiefs, through Betsey Harry (also known as Elizabeth Harry), who was presumably her mother. The report also indicates that Eliza may have had a daughter, Anne (Annie) Wilson who at the time of the report was living in Norwich, CT.
Provenance:
Eliza Harry Stanton gifted this daguerreotype to her husband Joseph Stanton (1805-1876); after Eliza passed away, Joseph remarried Patience Dodge and they had a daughter Hannah Maria Stanton Hazard; Hannah gifted the daguerreotype to the Museum of the American Indian in 1939.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Genre/Form:
Daguerreotypes
Pendants (Jewelry)
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Daguerreotype of Eliza Harry Stanton, P13676, NMAI.AC.403; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.403
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-403

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