F. Keith [Riggs]
Scope and Contents
Collection of 80 photographs which belonged to Miss Sarah C. Tracy (later Mrs. Upton H. Herbert), resident secretary at Mount Vernon during the Civil War years. The pictures most of which are cartes de visite were collected by Miss Tracy; some were obviously presented to her, after the fashion of the day, and are inscribed. Besides the one of herself there are three of Mount Vernon which must date from the years of her residence. Others include Leeds Castle, the English seat of Thomas, Lord Fairfax; the President's House at the Soldiers' Home, Washington, D.C.; the Milwaukee residence of Mrs. Mitchell, Vice-Regent for Wisconsin; General Winfield Scott; General George B. McClellan; W. W. Corcoran of Washington, D.C.; George W. Riggs, Treasurer of the Association; Lord Fairfax; Prince Napoleon; Louis de Geofroy (of the French Legation, who accompanied Price Napoleon to Mount Vernon in August, 1861), inscribed; and Miss Nettie Chase, daughter of Hon. Salmon P. Chase of the Lincoln Cabinet. Also included are pictures of others, chiefly celebrated figures of the nineteenth century; these were probably acquired through gift or purchases, and not presented by the subjects themselves.
Gift of Miss Tracy's great-niece, Miss Caro Arnold of Montclair, N. J., 1953
- Loeffler, J. (John Jacob), 1834-1901 (Photographer, Person)
From the Collection: 80 Photographic Prints
Language of Materials
From the Series: English
Albumen print on carte de visite mount, head-and-shoulders profile portrait of 'F. Keith.' The reverse has several notes, one in pencil reads, 'F. Keith' another in ink and a different hand reads, 'Riggs.' The reverse bears a 3 cent, Blue U. S. Internal Revenue Playing Cards revenue stamp and the photographer's printed information: J. Loeffler's Photographic Gallery, Corner Bay and Grant Streets, Tompkinsville, Staten Island
2 7/16 in. x 4 1/16 in.