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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2654M Marlborough
May 22, 2013 02:00 PMCalender

Two Quarter-plate Daguerreotype Portraits of Young Families

Auction: Discovery - 2654M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 23, 2013 10:00AM


Two Quarter-plate Daguerreotype Portraits of Young Families, a portrait of a man, woman, and infant identified on a label inscribed "Eli R. Wellington/Persis L. Wellington/Clara M. Wellington 1851" pinned to the velvet pad; and a portrait of a couple and their two daughters, the woman wearing a faint smile, the youngest daughter wearing a fancy hat with plaid ribbons, both mounted in pressed-paper/leather case, (imperfections).

Note: Eli R. Wellington (1820-1887) was born in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He married Persis L. Albee (1825-1895), on November 14, 1843, resided in Chesterfield, and together had four children, one of whom died in infancy. The 1880 census lists "farmer" as Eli's occupation.
Estimate $400-600

Wellington photo- tarnished edges, scattered spiders, a few small corrosion spots. (See additional genealogy below).
Family with two girls- tarnished edges, scattered tarnish or corrosion spots, possibly wiped, case split.

ERASMUS WELLINGTON was born in Sturbridge, Mass., came to this county quite young, and after spending about thirty years in this
county, moved to Illinois, where he died soon after. Of his family
of three children, one daughter is a widow and resides in
Belvidere, IL, another is married and resides in Rock Falls, IL,
and a son, ELI R. WELLINGTON lives in this town. The latter was
born on the place now owned by Frank H. Holden, on road 22. He lived
in Chesterfield sixteen years, and while there was selectman of that
town. He has resided here for the last fourteen years, has been
school committee, and represented the town in 1883-1884. He married
Persis L., daughter of John Albee, and granddaughter of Ichabod Albee,
one of the first settlers of this town. Their homestead had always
been in the possession of the Albee family until occupied by Mr.
Wellington. The latter has had a family of four children, one of them
dying in infancy. Of the other, CLARA M. married A. Clarence Coff,
and lives on Park hill, and E. CLINTON and MARY IDA live at home.

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ELI R. WELLINGTON, Clara M. Wellington, John Albee, ERASMUS WELLINGTON, Westmoreland, New Hampshire, Cheshire County, JANICE BROWN, Massachusetts, Sturbridge, Belvidere, Frank H. Holden, Ichabod Albee, A. Clarence Coff, MARY IDA, E. CLINTON, Park hill