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Albert Sands Collection

"Albert Sands: Capturing Boston's History Through the Lens" Step back in time to 1850s Boston, where two talented photographers

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Albert Sands Collection: Boston Doctors, ca. 1850. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes, Albert Sands Southworth
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Albert Sands Collection: Young Man in Three-piece Suit and Bow Tie, 1850s. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes
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Albert Sands Collection: Albert Sands Southworth, ca. 1845-50. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes
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Albert Sands Collection: Young Woman with Hair Styled in Two Buns, 1850s. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes
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Albert Sands Collection: Augusta Hawes at Four Years Old, 1850s. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes
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Albert Sands Collection: Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1850s. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes, Albert Sands Southworth
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Albert Sands Collection: Sculpture Gallery, Boston Athenaeum, ca. 1855. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes
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Albert Sands Collection: Lemuel Shaw, ca. 1850. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes, Albert Sands Southworth
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Albert Sands Collection: William Henry Harrison, ca. 1850. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes, Albert Sands Southworth
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Albert Sands Collection: Dr. John Collins Warren, ca. 1850. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes
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Albert Sands Collection: Commodore Charles Morris, ca. 1850. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes
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Albert Sands Collection: Girl with Portrait of George Washington, ca. 1850. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes
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Albert Sands Collection: William Lloyd Garrison, ca. 1850. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes, Albert Sands Southworth
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Albert Sands Collection: Woman in Black Taffeta Dress and Lace Shawl, ca. 1850. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes
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Albert Sands Collection: Donald McKay, ca. 1850-55. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes, Albert Sands Southworth
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Albert Sands Collection: Boston Lawyers or Clergymen (?), ca. 1850. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes
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Albert Sands Collection: Daniel Webster, ca. 1850. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes, Albert Sands Southworth

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"Albert Sands: Capturing Boston's History Through the Lens" Step back in time to 1850s Boston, where two talented photographers, Josiah Johnson Hawes and Albert Sands Southworth, captured the essence of the city through their lens. Known as "Boston Doctors, " these visionary artists documented a wide range of subjects, from prominent figures to everyday life. One striking image reveals a young man donning a three-piece suit and bow tie, showcasing the fashion trends of the era. Another photograph transports us to Brattle Street, offering a glimpse into bustling city life seen from Southworth & Hawes Studio at 5 1/2 Tremont Row. Among their captivating portraits is one featuring Albert Sands himself during the mid-1840s to 1850s. This self-portrait showcases his skill behind the camera while giving us an intimate look into his own persona. The duo also immortalized women's hairstyles with an image of a young woman sporting two buns on her head – a popular style during that period. They even captured Augusta Hawes at just four years old, preserving her innocence for generations to come. Their talent extended beyond portraiture as they photographed influential figures like Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Their collaboration with Stowe resulted in an iconic portrait that would forever be associated with her literary legacy. Not limited to people alone, Southworth and Hawes ventured into other realms such as sculpture galleries. One notable example is their documentation of Boston Athenaeum's Sculpture Gallery around 1855 – providing viewers with glimpses of timeless artistry within this cultural institution. Their portfolio also includes portraits of esteemed individuals like Lemuel Shaw and William Henry Harrison – each capturing their unique personalities frozen in time by these skilled photographers' lenses. Dr. John Collins Warren and Commodore Charles Morris are among those who were fortunate enough to have their legacies preserved through Southworth and Hawes' artistry.