"THE SPIRIT OF FACT: THE DAGUERREOTYPES OF SOUTHWORTH AND HAWES, 1843-1862." Exhibition Dates: July 30 through December 19, 1976
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This series contains records of 106 items used in the exhibition. The items included photographic portraits by Albert Augustus Southworth (1811-1894) and Josiah
Hawes (1808-1901). Organized by the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, with the assistance of the National Endowment for the
Arts, the exhibition included, among others, photographs of Daniel Webster, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Sumner, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Lola Montez,
Jenny Lind, Zachary Taylor, Edward Everett and Louis Kossuth. In addition to these celebrated figures, the exhibition also included lesser known individuals as well as unidentified
subjects, landscapes, harbor scenes and architectural views. The records consist of National Portrait Gallery correspondence and memoranda, exhibition checklists, plans and
notes, receipts, a catalog and an assortment of photographs.
The exhibition was sponsored by the International Museum of Photography at The George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 361, National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), Office of Exhibitions, Exhibition Records