Proof copy; never published?, Susannah Knorr was born in Germantown. She married Philadelphia publisher Zachariah Poulson in 1780., Waist-length portrait of Mrs. Poulson seated in a chair., For image of painting of Mrs. Poulson, press link below.
In Memoir of Mrs. Sarah Tappan (New York, 1834), frontispiece., Sarah Tappan was the mother of Arthur Tappan (1786–1865) and Lewis Tappan (1788–1873), both successful merchants and prominent antebellum reformers. She was also the mother of the anti-abolitionist and Ohio politician Benjamin Tappan (1773-1857), William Tappan (1779-1855), John Tappan (1781-1871), and publisher Charles Tappan (1784-1875)., Waist-length portrait of Mrs. Tappan, wearing a bonnet.
In McKenney, T. L. and J. Hall. History of the Indian tribes of North America, v.1 (Philadelphia, 1836), plate opposite p. 79. Also in 1838-1844 edition., "There is a Chinese air of childishness and simplicity about [her countenance] .... She was the favourite wife of Shaumonekusse."--P. 79, Waist-length portrait of Hayne Hudjihini, wearing earrings and necklaces.
In The gift (Philadelphia, 1839), plate opposite p. 228., Sitter identified as Ann Biddle Hopkinson, the wife of Francis Hopkinson, on the basis of a portrait of her by Thomas Sully, which is now located in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Bust-length portrait of Mrs. Hopkinson wearing a hat decorated with feathers.
Five separate shoulder-length portraits on a plate illustrating the location of various ipseals, or self-regarding organs., In Grimes, J. Stanley. A new system of phrenology (Buffalo, 1839), plate preceding p. 213., It is likely that the Mrs. Rapp featured in the plate is the wife of George Rapp, founder and leader of the Harmony Society, a utopian religious group., Red Jacket, a Seneca Indian orator and chief, married twice. Featured is either Aanjedek, whom he divorced, or Awaogoh, whom he went on to remarry.
In The Pennsylvania hermit (New York, 1838), title page vignette., Elizabeth Wilson (also known as Harriot Wilson), an unmarried woman, was tried and publicly executed for the murder of her twin infants in Pennsylvania in 1786. According to legend, her brother Amos Wilson arrived with a pardon from the governor immediately after the execution., Full-length portrait of the the convicted woman, hanging from a gallows, with a figure on horseback in the background.
Full-length recumbent portrait of the poet in a bed next to a window., In Taggart, Cynthia. Poems. 2nd ed. (Cambridge, 1834), frontispiece., Cynthia Taggart, a poet, was a chronic invalid and though she was bedridden for much of her life, she attained a degree of celebrity for her writing., “‘Now sleep spreads wide his downy wings’ p. 89. See page 13.”, Library Company’s copy marked in ink by former owner., Another portrait appears in Richmond, James C. Rhode Island cottage (New York, 1841), plate opposite p. 41.
In Bloom, David F. Memoirs of eminently pious women of Britain and America (Hartford, 1833), plate opposite p. ., Five separate bust-length portraits in arabesque frames: Mrs. Susan Huntington, Mrs. Sarah Edwards, Mrs. Isabella Graham, Mrs. Ann H. Judson, and Miss Hannah Adams.
In La belle assemblée (London, 1830), plate opposite p. 48., Louisa Catherine Osborne (née Caton), Marchioness of Carmathen (1793-1874), married Francis Osborne (1798-1859) after the death of her first husband, Sir Felton Hervey (1782-1819). In 1838, she became Duchess of Leeds when Osborne became the 7th Duke of Leeds., “The proofs by M. Colnaghi, 23, Cockspur Street”., Waist-length portrait of the Maryland native, wearing a pearl necklace and teardrop earrings, and holding flowers.
Full-length portrait of a woman [i.e., Mrs. Morley?] wearing an off the shoulder evening dress, pearl strands around her head, elbow length gloves, and earrings. Holding a fan in one hand and a handkerchief in the other, she stands beside a harpsichord before an open balcony., In Day is closing o’er the billow (New York, [1834-1839?]), cover., “Sung by Mrs. Morley. The words by Jonas B. Phillips Esq. Arranged from a popular Italian aria and dedicated to Mrs. Habicht of Boston by Clerc W. Beames”., “Mrs. Morley contributed to the entertainment and gave satisfaction. Her voice appears to be a mezzo-soprano of considerable power and flexibility, with good intonation.” -- Ives, E. Musical review and record of musical science, literature, and intelligence (New York, 1839), p. 375.
In Mann, Rev. C.M. Memoir of Mrs. Myra W. Allen (Boston, 1832), frontispiece., Facsimile signature: Myra W. Allen., Myra Allen served as a missionary in Bombay, India, with her husband, David O. Allen., Bust-length portrait of Mrs. Allen.
Bust-length portrait of Mrs. Alston in profile., In Davis, Matthew L. Memoirs of Aaron Burr, with miscellaneous selections from his correspondence (New York, 1837), vol. 2, frontispiece., Mrs. Alston was the daughter of vice president Aaron Burr and wife of Joseph Alston, a member of a prominent South Carolina planting family., Another portrait appears in: Grimes, J. Stanley. A new system of phrenology (Buffalo, 1839), plate preceding p. 289.
In McKenney, T. L. and J. Hall. History of the Indian tribes of North America, v.1 (Philadelphia, 1836), plate opposite p. 173. Also in 1838-1844 and 1848-1850 editions., "Like all handsome women, be their color or nation what it may, she knew her power, and used it to the greatest advantage."--P. 175., Tshusick, an Ojibwa woman, arrived in Washington, D.C. in 1826, destitute and supposedly seeking Christian conversion after traveling on foot from Detroit. After several months of being entertained by high-level U.S. government officials and mingling in the highest social circles, she left the capital, laden with many gifts. Later, her Washington friends discovered that she was a con artist, "a sort of female swindler" (P. 177) who often appeared in cities and used her charm to make friends and enjoy the hospitality of others., Full-length portrait of a seated Tshusick leaning on a table, wearing elaborately decorated clothing, including a hat, jacket, and moccasins, and holding a flower. A piece of paper on the table bears her signature: "Thusick" [sic].
In McKenney, T. L. and J. Hall. History of the Indian tribes of North America, v.1 (Philadelphia, 1836), plate opposite p. 147. Also in 1838-1844 edition., "Rantchewaime has been known, after her return from Washington, to assemble hundreds of the females of her tribe, and discourse to them on the subject of ... vicious courses which she witnessed ... among the whites, and to warn them against like practices."--P. 148., Waist-length portrait of Rantchewaime, wearing earrings and necklaces, and holding a fan constructed of feathers.
In Baird, R. Memoir of Anna Jane Linnard. 2nd ed. (Philadelphia, 1837), frontispiece. Also in 1835 ed., Waist-length portrait of Miss Linnard, seated before a book (a Bible, open to the Gospel of St. John).
In Longacre, J.B. National portrait gallery of distinguished Americans, v.4 (1839), plate opposite entry. Also appears in other editions. Note that by the 1852-53 Peterson edition fewer portraits of women are included. This portrait is replaced by another portrait of Mrs. Sigourney., Facsimile signature: L.H. Sigourney., Waist-length portrait of the writer.
In Bouton, N. Memoir of Mrs. Elizabeth McFarland. 3rd ed. (Boston, 1839), frontispiece., Waist-length portrait of the clergyman's wife, wearing a bonnet and shawl., Facsimile signature: Your affectionate friend Eliza'h MFarland.
In Narrative of the capture and providential escape of Misses Frances and Almira Hall (1833), p. ., Full-length portraits of the sisters, one of whom holds a handkerchief to her eye, together with five other figures, four of whom are armed Indians.
In: The trial and a sketch of the life of Oliver Watkins (Providence, 1830), p. ., Full-length portrait of a man bending over a woman lying on a bed, with his arms outstretched. Oliver Watkins strangled his wife Roxana with a horsewhip, so the item in the man's right hand may be the handle of a horsewhip. A child gestures from a smaller bed in the background. The clock on the back wall indicates that the time is 1:45.
In Morrell, A.J. Narrative of a voyage to the Ethiopic and South Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Chinese Sea, North and South Pacific Ocean, in the years 1829, 1830, 1831 (New York, 1833), frontispiece., At age fifteen, Abigail Jane Wood Morrell, known as Abby, married her sea captain cousin Benjamin Morrell, Jr. She accompanied him on a multi-year voyage aboard the schooner Antarctic. In 1831, they returned to New York, in debt. To raise money, Benjamin organized a stage show entitled “Two Cannibals of the Islands of the South Pacific.” The firm J. & J. Harper published their journals as monographs; Benjamin’s was ghostwritten by Samuel Woodworth, and Abby’s was ghost-written by Samuel L. Knapp., Waist-length portrait of the world traveler, holding a book.
Full-length portrait of Mrs. Elizabeth M’Dougald in a natural setting. She is depicted “in the guise of a Scottish Highlander,” wearing a highland dress and a Scottish bonnet with feathers, and holding two shotguns. --P. 18., In M’Dougald, Elizabeth. The Life, travels, and extraordinary adventures of Elizabeth M’Dougald (Providence, 1834), ., "Thus attired I commenced my pursuit after the destroyer of my happiness, -- once the idol that I worshiped”., Elizabeth M’Dougald was a Scottish woman who was abandoned by her husband for another woman. With murderous intentions she pursued him by crossing the Atlantic, traveling throughout Canada and the United States, and enlisting in the Army.