Harriet Ashley and Nurse

Harriet Ashley and Nurse

Artist:
Type: FerrotypeSheet iron
Year: c. 1860
Size/Dimensions: H: 3 3/4", W: 3 1/4" without lid
Origin: On Loan from Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Cockrill
Accession Number: L.86.15.2

This companion" portrait features the granddaughter of Senator Chester Ashley. Tragically, Harriet would die in 1861 of burns she sustained in a fire. The nurse, an anonymous slave in the Ashley household, likely lived long enough to receive her freedom.

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Harriet Ashley and Nurse