National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #985
Subject/Title:
Chalmers, Mary A.
Artist:Williams, Moses
Date Created:1816
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:6 x 4 1/4
Image Dimensions:5 1/2 x 3 3/4
Materials/Media:Hollow-cut silhouette
Date Documented:12 November 2007
Condition:Fair

Description:Right profile bust-length silhouette of lady with turned-up nose, the appearance of bangs, and the rest of her hair in an elaborate arrangement at the back of her head.
History of Work:Hollow-cut silhouette made at Peale's Museum in Philadephia, PA by Moses Williams.
Notes:Mary A. Chalmers 1794-1869
Married 18 November 1819 - James Hood of "Woodland Plantation" Florence, Alabama.


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