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The Jay Family Photograph Collection. 1850-1880, PP257
Collection finding aids of the Photograph Collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Maryland Historical Society Library
The Jay Family Photograph Collection
Prints and Photographs Division, Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St.Baltimore, MD 21201
Finding aid created by Katherine Cowan with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, July 1999
The collection of photographs was separated from MS 1828 Jay Family papers donated by Mrs. Clarence H. Taliaferro, Mrs. Herman A. Hoblemann, Mrs. Frederick H. Henninghausen, Summer, 1970.
Scope and Contents
The collection contains one tintype and 8 cartes de visite including members of the Jay, Hood and Griffith family and a carte de visit of Edwin Booth.
The photographs are arranged by subject in 1 folder.
Jessop and Browne family photographs, n.d. and 1940s.
Contents Span Dates
Folder 1. 1850-1880
0.01 Tintype. Three quarter formal portrait of unidentified young dark-haired woman in double-breasted jacket with white collar, long skirt, wearing drop earrings, bracelet.
0.02 Carte de visite. Portrait (bust) of John Jay, older man in suit with vest, pin at neck, photographer Jas. S. Cummins, No. 7 North Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland.
0.03 Carte de visite. Portrait (bust) of Mrs. John Jay, older woman, lacy collar with neck brooch, flower corsage, drop earrings. photographer Jas. S. Cummins, No. 7 North Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland
0.04 Carte de visite. Portrait (full length) of Nina Agnes Hood in lacy bustled white dress with train, holding fan, notebook, photographer W.A. Reed’s, No. 78 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama.
0.05 Carte de visite. Portrait (full length) of Olivia Jay Hood in lacy bustled white dress with train, head-dress, holding fan, notebook in same location, possibly dress, head-dress and pose as 0.04. Photographer W.A. Reed’s, No. 78 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama.
0.06 Carte de visite. Photograph of Longfellow’s Residence, Cambridge, Mass. Dated Boston, September 1885.
0.07 Carte de visite. Photograph (three-quarter) of Cousin “Pink” Griffith? Of Bel Air. Seated older woman in black holding fan wearing black lace cap. Photographer Clinedinst Photo. Co, Studios, 68 Lexington St, near Charles and 120 & 122 Lexington, cor. Park Ave, Baltimore, MD.
0.08 Carte de visite. Portrait of Edwin Booth (three-quarter) in costume with gold chain and dagger, Photographer, 87 Union Square, New York.
0.09 Carte de visite. Portrait (bust) Alice Mary Jay, daughter of John and Mary Jay of Swansbury, Harford County, Maryland. Photographer J. Holyland, 231 Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md.