The Daguerreian Society
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DATABASE #: 531
COLLECTION: Chester County Hist. Soc., DG295
CATEGORY: Portrait
SIZE: Locket Sixteenth-plate CASE TYPE: Oval
ARTIST: Unattributed
DATE(S): c. 1850
Backdrop: Plain
Tinting: Tinted, lightly
SUBJECT: John G. Parke (1827-1900). Locket inscribed: “Mary Parke” on front “JGP” on reverse.His mother Mary Parke, wore this locket throughout her son’s military career. Graduate of West Point. Corps of Topographic Engineers, Served as Burnside’s Chief of Staff at Antetam and Fredericksburg. Rank of Major General, superintendent of West Point.
Noted By: Research by CCHS
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