Archives of American Art

[Joseph Jefferson, family, and related views] [graphic]

Collection ID:
Henshaw, Julia
[ca. 1880-1900]
Physical Description:
12 Items
photographic prints
18 x 27 cm. or smaller

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs of Joseph Jefferson, family group portraits, and scenes of Orange Island, La., where Jefferson's family had a home. Some prints are annotated, and appear to have been used for publication. Photographer(s) unidentified.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jefferson was a painter, actor. Best known for his role as Rip Van Winkle.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1991 by Julia Henshaw, who acquired the photographs through her grandfather, a neighbor of Joseph Jefferson and a child actor in plays with Jefferson in an area near New Iberia, Louisiana.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Actors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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