Key Collecting Areas: Collecting Amos Bronson Alcott

50.  Warren’s (Boston).  Photographic portrait of Bronson Alcott, [187-].

Amso Bronson Alcott

Carte de visite (albumen print mounted on card stock) from the CFPL Photofile.  Purchased from Up-Country Letters, 2007.

This photograph of an elderly Bronson Alcott was reproduced from a commercially issued carte de visite (a compact, popular nineteenth-century portrait format).  A recent Concord Free Public Library purchase, the original card dates from the 1870s.  Even though the library has well-established photographic collections documenting the Concord authors and their world, images lacking from its holdings still turn up from time to time and are acquired when available and affordable.


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