December 2005 - Additions

December 2005 saw four miniature portraits from one family acquired together as a group and added to the collection. They comprise two portraits signed by John Henry Brown, one by Edward Heaton and one by George Lethbridge Saunders. The four ladies are from the Wharton/Fisher, Ringgold Wilmer, Geo. W Morgan, and Tessieire families and were all early citizens of Philadelphia. Subsequent research has found that the lady in the grey dress is the mother of the lady with the blue bonnet, and the grandmother of the lady without any bonnet.

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