Samuel Foster McCleary photographs, ca. 1863-1872.


Samuel Foster McCleary photographs, ca. 1863-1872.

One photograph album and one box of photos belonging to Samuel Foster McCleary, 2nd City Clerk of Boston, Mass. from 1852-1883. Most of the photographs are commercial cartes de visite and cabinet cards of Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte and the Bonaparte family, collected for Foster by his wife, Emily T. McCleary. There are also a number of photos of officers in the Civil War, Massachusetts politicians and Boston city government workers, and two portraits of Samuel Foster McCleary himself, among others. Photographers include E. Neurdein (Paris, France), André-Adolophe-Eugène Disdéri (Paris, France), Black & Case (Boston, Mass.), and John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.). Includes clippings regarding Napoleon that were removed from the photograph album.

78 photographs in 1 photograph album and 1 narrow box.


SNAC Resource ID: 7645816

Massachusetts Historical Society

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