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[Joseph Jefferson, family, and related views] [graphic], [ca. 1880-1900]

Henshaw, Julia


Collection Information

Size: 12 Items, photographic prints, b&w, 18 x 27 cm. or smaller

Summary: Photographs of Joseph Jefferson, family group portraits, and scenes of Orange Island, La., where Jefferson's family had a home. Some prints are annotated, and appear to have been used for publication. Photographer(s) unidentified.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jefferson was a painter, actor. Best known for his role as Rip Van Winkle.


Donated 1991 by Julia Henshaw, who acquired the photographs through her grandfather, a neighbor of Joseph Jefferson and a child actor in plays with Jefferson in an area near New Iberia, Louisiana.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

[Joseph Jefferson, family, and related views] [graphic], [ca. 1880-1900]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.