Young America. The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes. George Eastman House International Center of Photography
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FAMILY

photo of Albert S. Southworth
[Alice Mary Hawes], ca. 1855. Gift of Alden Scott Boyer.
George Eastman House.

The Southworth & Hawes studio was a family affair. Albert’s sister, Nancy, and wife, Louise, assisted female patrons with arranging their dresses. Josiah Hawes married Nancy in 1849. She and her other brother, Asa, helped Hawes maintain the business while Albert was in California between 1849 and 1851 during the Gold Rush. Josiah and Nancy’s three children, Alice, Marion, and Edward, grew up well acquainted with the studio and the value of its legacy, which they preserved upon their father’s death in 1901.

 

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