Content/DescriptionHalf length portrait of a woman, approximately age 40 or 50, wearing jewelry (earrings and brooch) and a shawl. Twentieth century note accompanying item appears to be incorrect in identifiying sitter as Eliza (later Elice), sister of Charles Cushing. Genealogical records indicate he had no sister by this name. His mother was Eliza Constantia (Watson) Cushing (1791-1872), who would have been about 60 when this portrait was taken, so it may not be she. Charles Cushing also had a daughter Eliza, and it is she who died as "Elise", in 1958.
[Woman formerly identified as a sister of Charles H. Cushing.]
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Cased photographs and related images from The Bancroft Library pictorial collections, circa 1845-circa 1870
BANC PIC 1973.072:002--CASE
1 photograph : daguerreotype ; sixth plate, visible image 6.8 x 5.4 cm.
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<physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass, preserver. Plate: face slightly hand colored. Mat: plain oval. Preserver: decorative.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: no container. Dimensions: 8.5 x 7.4 cm. (image package).</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">On mat (LL): S. Broadbent. [Sammuel Broadbent of NY]. Accompanying note (handwritten, modern, by collector): This is Eliza Cushing, reputedly the favorite sister of Charles Henry Cushing who married Dolores or 'Lola' Estudillo of San Leandro in 1864. Because Eliza dis- liked her name, she chose to be known as Elice. This name was given to one of the Cushing's daughters, who never married. This likeness was acquired from Miss Ynez Tillinghast Estudillo. [signed] Margaret E. Schlichtmann.</physfacet>;;;
ProvenanceGiven to Margaret Schlictmann by Ynez Tillinghast Estudillo.
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