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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Harriet W. Hosmer

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[6] A primarily amateur photographer who began practicing the art during the civil war mainly to make free photos of soldiers' families to send to the absent fighters. In a newspaper article 18 June 64 about her project she was described as "an angel winging messages on the rays of the sun". These were presumably mono images in small formats, and none are known to have survived. Her only commercial attribution in any format is John Heywood's stereoview #555, "Freedman's National Monument" which carrys a notation on the card that it was CR by Harriet W. Hosmer. Some relationship likely exists between Harriet W. Hosmer and Alfred W. Hosmer who produced views commercially in Concord from 70 to 00, but it has not been established. 
  
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the United States of America, (National Stereoscopic Association)
Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.
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