These cabinet cards are of Amory Houghton, Sr. (1812–1882), the founder of Corning Glass Works, and his wife Sophronia Mann Oakes Houghton (1814–1880). During the Victorian era, it was customary to mail such cards to family and friends abroad. Clearly once belonging to the Houghton family, the backs of the cards are labeled “Grandfather Houghton” and “Grandmother Houghton” respectively.
Portrait of Amory Houghton, Sr., Hillman. Bib ID 134305, 1 photograph: b&w.; 15 x 10 cm.
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Portrait of Sophronia Mann Oakes Houghton, Hillman. Bib ID 134306, 1 photograph: b&w.; 15 x 10 cm.
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