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Our illustration is a wood-engraving, taken from a daguerreotype, which accompanies an article by Anna D. Hallowell, "An Episode in the Life of James Russell Lowell" in Harper's Weekly Vol. 36, No. 1844 pp. 393-394. The article includes the following paragraph:
   Before leaving Philadelphia Mr. and Mrs. Lowell, at the request of my father, had their daguerreotypes taken by Langenheim, a famous artist of the city. These are the only pictures taken in their early married life, and are therefore reproduced with these letters of the same period. They are beautiful specimens of this antiquated style of portraiture.

(Collection of Gary W. Ewer)

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