[Sam: portrait of Samuel Clemens as a youth holding a printer's composing stick with letters SAM.]
Jones, G. H. [?], fl. 1850., photographer
Waist length portrait of a boy wearing a white shirt with a black tie and a dark hat. He is seated in a chair with one arm
akimbo and the other resting in his lap holding a printer's composing stick with letters SAM.
Nov. 29 1850
Written in case well.
Based upon inscription in image well of 1850 portrait of Samuel Clemens, Hannibal, Mo. Difficult to read. Could be "Jonco".
Not found in Craig's Daguerreian Registry.
1 photograph : daguerreotype ; sixth plate, visible image 7 x 5.7 cm.
displayLabel="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">Plate mark: Scovill. Inscribed in case well: G.H.[?] Jones [or
Jonco?] / Hannibal Mo / 1850 / Nov. 29th. On case pad: Samuel L. Clem-/ens - [illegible] / Taken Dec. 1850 / Age 15.;;;displayLabel="Image
Package Note">Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass. Mat: dome topped (elliptical).;;;displayLabel="Container
or Case Note">Type: case. Motif: floral. Material: leather over wood. Pad: red silk.;;
Local Call Number:
MTP 9.07a 
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