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Joseph Watson Collection

Identifier: FMS-124

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of five images. One may be a self-portrait of Watson dated 1852. Two others are of Thomas Jay (1813-1890) and his wife Sarah (Yount) Jay (1819-1901), Quakers who lived near West Milton, Ohio. The others are of a young man holding a cigar, a post-mortem child's picture, and an unidentified man.


  • 1852-1856

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Some materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish for commercial purposes must be requested from the Archivist.

Biographical or Historical Information

Joseph Watson was a daguerrotype artist of Richmond, Indiana, in the 1850s and 1860s. Born in Rhode Island about 1824, he began to advertise in Richmond newspapers in 1852. He was still in Richmond in 1861.

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1.00 Boxes

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Method of Acquisition

Purchase, Ron Purcell, 2005
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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository