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Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Florient
Description Black and white sepia toned photographic portrait of a family (?): woman standing wearing a light colored pleated dress, man in a dark suite and tie leaning against a wooden chair arm, with small child in white shorts, shirt and socks seated in his lap. On reverse hand written text describes biographic information on the sitters, Annie Fontes, Joseph Fontes, and their son Edwin. Annie was the daughter of Manuel Silvia Fontes and Deopoldina Silvia Fontes. See object file for entire text. Last line reads: Given In Memory Of / Joseph Fontes, Annie (Fontes ) Fontes / and Edwin Fontes / By Annie's Niece and Edwin's Cousin / Eleanor (Flores) Simons". Set in an elaborate three piece matting with a floral pattern printed in dark green, with a scalloped edge. Photograph is accompanied by a 3 x 5 laminated index card with typed text from the back of the photograph.

Little Compton Portuguese immigrated from the Azores starting in the late 19th century.
Date c. 1920
Medium Paper
Print size h: .25" w: 6.5" d: 9"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 2007.2952
Provenance Last line of text on back reads: "Given In Memory Of / Joseph Fontes, Annie (Fontes ) Fontes / and Edwin Fontes / By Annie's Niece and Edwin's Cousin / Eleanor (Flores) Simons".
Source Eleanor Flores Simons
Subjects Azores
Portuguese
People Annie Fontes
Eleanor Flores Simons
Fontes
Simons
Manuel Silvia Fontes
Deopoldina Silvia Fontes
Joseph Fontes
Edwin Fontes
Received as Gift