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Josiah Johnson Hawes, Albert Francis Hawes and Charles Ebenezer Hawes

Josiah Johnson Hawes, Albert Francis Hawes and Charles Ebenezer Hawes
Southworth & Hawes, active 1843 - 1862
Albert Sands Southworth, 12 Mar 1811 - 3 Mar 1894
Josiah Johnson Hawes, 20 Feb 1808 - 7 Aug 1901
Josiah Johnson Hawes, 20 Feb 1808 - 7 Aug 1901
Albert Francis Hawes, 19 Apr 1821 - 14 Feb 1897
Charles Ebenezer Hawes, 11 Feb 1816 - 27 Feb 1897
c. 1845–1848
Half-plate daguerreotype
Image/Sight: 9.5 × 7.6 cm (3 3/4 × 3")
Mat (brass): 12.6 × 10.6 cm (4 15/16 × 4 3/16")
Case open: 13.9 × 24 × 1.2 cm (5 1/2 × 9 7/16 × 1/2")
Case closed: 13.9 × 12 × 2 cm (5 1/2 × 4 3/4 × 13/16")
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Bowtie
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Josiah Johnson Hawes: Male
Josiah Johnson Hawes: Business and Finance\Businessperson
Josiah Johnson Hawes: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer
Josiah Johnson Hawes: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer\Daguerreotypist
Albert Francis Hawes: Male
Albert Francis Hawes: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist
Albert Francis Hawes: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Kentucky
Charles Ebenezer Hawes: Male
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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A self-taught artist, Josiah Johnson Hawes earned his living as an itinerant painter of portrait miniatures before devoting himself to daguerreotypy in 1841. Two years later, he became a full partner with Albert Sands Southworth in the preeminent Boston daguerreian studio known thereafter as Southworth & Hawes.
This daguerreotype, which remained in the Hawes family for three generations, pictures Josiah Hawes with two of his brothers, both of whom also worked for a time as photographers in Massachusetts. Albert established a studio—Hawes Brothers—in Taunton and Charles operated a photography business in New Bedford.
Josiah Johnson Hawes 1808–1901 Albert Francis Hawes 1821–1897 Charles Ebenezer Hawes 1816–1897 Josiah Johnson Hawes, un artista autodidacta, se ganaba la vida como pintor itinerante de retratos miniatura antes de dedicarse al daguerrotipo en 1841. Dos años más tarde, junto con Albert Sands Southworth, se convirtió en socio del destacado estudio de daguerrotipo de Boston que, en adelante, sería conocido como Southworth & Hawes.
En este daguerrotipo, que permaneció en la familia Hawes durante tres generaciones, puede verse a Josiah Hawes con dos de sus hermanos, que también trabajaron un tiempo como fotógrafos en Massachusetts. Albert estableció un estudio —Hawes Brothers— en Tauton, y Charles dirigía un negocio de fotografía en New Bedford.
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