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Samuel Broadbent [Attributed to] 
[Portrait of three sisters, Caroline, Mary, and Julianna Wood.] 
1854 (ca) 
Daguerreotype, full plate 
Library Company of Philadelphia 
Accession number: P.8926.1 
Studio portrait of three of the sixteen children of Richard and Julianna Randolph Wood. Shows the girls posed in a window frame with grape vines growing along thee edge. A strw hat hangs down in front of them.
Notes Daguerreotypist attribution based on use of window frame with creeping vine prop used by Samuel Broadbent's studio.
See: Anne Ayer Verplanck, Facing Philadelphia: Social Functions of Silhouettes, Miniatures, and Daguerreotypes, 1760-1860, (Ph.D. diss., College of William and Mary, 1996), section of Chapter IV, Wood Family Daguerreotypes, pp. 221-233. 

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