Samuel Carter Hall(1800-1889), Journal editor and writer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Samuel Carter Hall rose to prominence as the editor of the Art Journal and his wife Anna Maria was a popular novelist. Together they compiled A book of Memories of Great Men and Women of the Age from Personal Acquaintance (1871), described as a 'series of written portraits'. The couple's other project, putting up commemorative plaques on houses (before the official blue plaque scheme was initiated in 1867), reflects a more general growth in interest in personal history during the period.
by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
by Unknown photographer
albumen print mounted on Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary card, oval, 1874