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James Alba Bostwick (1848-1927) Photographic Portraits Collection

Studio cards, late 19th century

VC 24

5 boxes

About James Alba Bostwick

James Alba Bostwick was born on January 4, either 1846 or 1848 (sources disagree on the year) in Livonia, New York and married Harriet L. Kirk (most sources date it circa 1863). They had three children together. He later married Cora Julia Trimmer in 1887 and they produced two children, one of whom, Irene, donated the collection. The Bostwick & Bancker (Jacques W. Bancker) photographic studio did business at 98 Sixth Avenue, New York City. Bostwick died in 1927 in Brooklyn, aged 79.

About the Collection

The collection consists of 257 photographic studio card portraits, dating mainly from the second half of the nineteenth century (the majority of them are undated). The subjects are statesmen, artists, writers, and other people of renown. These portraits were taken by other photographers and collected by Bostwick, possibly in exchange for goods or services rendered, rather than taken by Bostwick himself or his studio. The collection was donated to the University of New Hampshire in 1963 by Irene Bostwick Boerker of Cheshire, CT.

Note: There is a binder of contact prints in the Reading Room.

Folder Listing:

  1. Identified Portraits, 4 x 2.5
  2. Unidentified Portraits
  3. Identified Portraits, 4 x 5.5
  4. Copy Negatives

***Note: Series I and III are arranged alphabetically by subject of photograph. When known, the photographic studio is listed. Information within parentheses was supplied by the collector; information within slashes was added by the processor of the collection.

I. IDENTIFIED PORTRAITS, 4 x 2.5

BOX l
e.1 Abbott, J. P.
e.2 Adams, J. Q. Brady’s / engraving /
e.3 Adams, John Brady’s / engraving /
e.4 Bancroft, Gen. (George) Rockwood
e.5 Bayard, (Sen.) Thomas G. W. Pach
e.6 Beecher, Henry Ward Sarony
e.7 Billings, Josh Sarony
e.8 Bismarck, Prince Elliot & Fry, London
e.9 Black, (Judge) Jerry Anderson
e.10 Black, William (James)
e.11 Blaine, James G. Brady’s
e.12 Bonheur, Rosa Gustav SchauerEngraving
e.13 Booth, Edwin Gurnen
e.14 Bright, John / engraving
e.15 Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Elliott & Fry
e.16 Bryant, Dan Sarony
e.17 Bryant, William Cullen Sarony
e.18 Buchanan, James Brady’s
e.19 Bull, Ole E. & H. T. Anthony &Co.
e.20 Cary
e.21 Cary
e.22 Chapin, Rev. E. H. Sarony
e.23 Chase, Chief Justice Salmon P. Brady’s
e.24 Choalt, Rufus Warren’s
e.25 Cooper, Peter Sarony
e.26 Curtis, George William Sarony
e.27 Custer, Gen.
e.28 Dickens, Charles Gurnen
e.29 Dickenson, Anna
e.30 Disraeli Downey, W. D.
e.31 Douglass, Stephen A.
e.32 Dumont, Saraphin W. Graff, Philipp
e.33 Edison, Thomas Alva Anderson (1889)
e.34 Evarts, William Sarony
e.35 Fairy Wedding Group E. H. T. Anthony
(Charles S. Stratton (from Brady negative)
(Tom Thumb), and wife Lavinia
Warren Stratton, G. W. M.
Nutt, and Minnie Warren)
e.36 Farragut, Adm. David Glascow Sarony
e.37 Fechter, Charles Sarony
e.38 Fields, (Judge) David Dudley Warren’s
e.39 Fillmore, Millard Brady’s / engraving /
e.40 Fisk, Jim Jr. Howell
e.41 Flotow, Fr. V. Carl Backofen
e.42 Forest, Edwin Sarony
e.43 French, Willie
e.44 Gennett, Fred C. J. H. Young
e.45 Garrick, David photograph of painting
e.46 Garrison, Wm. Lloyd Warren’s
e.47 Gilbert, John Sarony
e.48 Gough, J. Warren’s
e.49 Gould, Jay Warren’s
e.50 Grant, Gen. (U.S.) Brady’s
e.51 Grant, Gen. (U.S.) Gurnen
e.52 Greeley, Horace Sarony
e.53 Grevy (or Greve), Jules E. Appert
e.54 Hampton, Wade Brady’s
e.55 Harrison, W. H. Brady’s / engraving /
e.56 Harte, Bret Sarony
e.57 Hawthorne, Nathaniel Warren’s
e.58 Higginson, James L. Graff, Philipp
e.59 Hoffman, Governor Gurnen
e.60 Hogarth, Wm. photo of a painting
e.61 Holmes, Oliver Wendell Pach
e.62 Howells, William Dean Warren’s
e.63 Hughes, Tom Howell
e.64 Hugo, Victor E. Appert
e.65 Ingelow, Jean Elliott & Fry
e.66 Ingersoll, Robert G. Sarony
e.67 Irving, Washington Rockwood
e.68 Ives, John M. Ryder’s
e.69 Jackson, Andrew Brady’s
e.70 Stuart, Jeb Brady’s
e.71 James, Thomas L. Pach, G. W.
e.72 Jefferson, Joe Sarony
e.73 Jefferson, Thomas Brady’s /engraving/
e.74 Johnson, Andrew E & H T Anthony & Co.
e.75 Lane, Gen. James Henry L. Prang & Co.
e.76 Lee, Gen. Robert E. Brady’s
e.77 Lincoln, Abraham Brady & Co.
e.78 Lincoln, Abraham Brady & Co.
e.79 Lincoln, Mary Mumler
e.80 Lincoln, Robert Todd Brady’s
e.81 Lingard, Alice
e.82 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth Sarony
e.83 Lotta Sarony
e.84 McCluskey, Archbishop Sarony
e.85 McDonald, George Sarony
e.86 Madison, James Brady’s /engraving/
e.87 Monroe, James Brady’s /engraving/
e.88 Morse, Samuel Sarony
e.89 Nasby, P. B. Sarony
e.90 Nast, Thomas Sarony
e.91 Newman, Bishop Warren’s
e.92 Nielson (or Nillson), Mad. Sarony
e.93 O’Rorke, Col. P. H. Powelson
e.94 Owens, John E. Sarony
e.95 Phillips, Wendell Union Gallery
e.96 Pierce, Franklin Brady’s /engraving/
e.97 Polk, James K. Brady’s
e.98 Pomeroy, Borck Sarony
e.99 Raymond, John T. Sarony
e.100 Reid, Whitelaw
e.101 Ryland, J. H. White, W. H.
e.102 Sasce, J. G.
e.103 Schurz, Carl Sarony
e.104 Seward, Wm. H. E. & H. T. Anthony &Co.
e.105 Sherman, John Brady’s
e.106 Sherman, Gen. Wm. T. Brady & Co.
e.107 Simpson, Bishop Pach, G. W.
Stratton, Charles
(see Fairy Wedding Group)
e.108 Sumner, Charles E. & H. T. Anthony &Co.
e.109 Taylor, Bayard
e.110 Taylor, Zach Brady’s/photo of painting
e.111 Thiers, M. E. Appert
e.112 Thorn, Charles Jr. Sarony
Thumb, Tom
(see Fairy Wedding Group)
e.113 Thurman, Gen. Brady’s
e.114 Tilden, /Samuel/ Sarony
e.115 Truth, Sojourner
e.116 Tyler, John Brady’s/photo of painting/
e.117 Van Buren, Martin Brady’s
e.118 Vanderbilt, Cornelius Gurney & Son
e.119 Verdi photo of a painting
e.120 Waite, Chief Justice Brady’s
e.121 Wallack, Lester Gurney & Son
e.122 Wallack, Lester Sarony
e.123 Washington, George photo of a painting
e.124 Washington, George & family photo of a painting
e.125 Washington, George photo of a painting
e.126 Whittier, John Greenleaf Sarony
e.127 Willis, N. P. Rockwood

II. UNIDENTIFIED PORTRAITS

Note: There is a binder of contact prints in the Reading Room.

e.128-168 unidentified portraits (51)
e.169 unidentified family portrait 8 x 10 inches

III. IDENTIFIED PORTRAITS, 4 x 5.5

BOX 2
e.1 Abbot, Emma Anderson
e.2 Adams, Charles Francis Warren’s
e.3 Albania Sarony
e.4 Anderson, Mary Sarony
e.5 Arthur, Chester A. Sarony
e.6 Barnum, P. T. Sarony
e.7 Barrett, Laurence Sarony
e.8 Barrett, Laurence Sarony
e.9 Beauregard, Gen. Anderson
e.10 Bent, B. L. Bostwick & Bancker
e.11 Bergh, Henry Anderson
e.12 Bernhardt, Sara W. & D. Downey
e.13 Bernhardt, Sara Sarony
e.14 Bernhardt, Sara W. & D. Downey
e.15 Bernhardt, Sara W. & D. Downey
e.16 Bernhardt, Sara W. & D. Downey
e.17 Booth, J. B. Sarony
e.18 Byron, Lord photo of a painting
e.19 Cary, Anna Loise H. Rocher
e.20 Collins, Wilkie Sarony
e.21 Collyer, Rev. Dr. Robert Anderson
e.22 Conkling, Rosco Brady
e.23 Dana, Charles A. Sarony
e.24 Davenport, Fanny Sarony
e.25 Davis, David Pach
e.26 Davis, Jeff Howell
e.27 Dixey, Henry E. Falk
e.28 Emerson, Ralph Waldo
e.29 Field, Cyrus W. Sarony
e.30 Fox, G. L. Sarony
e.31 Garfield, Eliza B. Ryder, J.F.
e.32 Garfield, James A. Bogardus
e.33 Garfield, Mrs. James A. Ryder, J.F.
e.33a Garfield, Lucretia R. Ryder, JF Cleveland, OH
e.34 Gerster, Mad. Sarony
e.35 Hall, Rev. Dr. John Rockwood
e.36 Hancock, Gen. Sarony
e.37 Hayes, Dr. Isaac I. Sarony
e.38 Hooker, Gen. Joe Bogardus
e.39 Hulschamp, Morrissania Sarony
Schilling
e.40 Irving, Henry Sarony
e.41 Janauschik
e.42 Karl (e), Thomas Anderson
e.43 Langtry, Mrs. Sarony
e.44 Leferbra Bostwick & Bancher
e.45 Levy, Jules Sarony
e.46 Lloyd, Rev. Wm. Sarony
e.47 Kellogg, Claire Louisa Sarony
e.48 Malben, Mr. Ben /?/ Wardlaw
e.49 McClellan, Gen. Warren’s
e.50 McCullough, John H. Rocher
e.51 Morris, Clara Sarony
e.52 Neilson, Adalaide Sarony
e.53 Patti, Adelina Sarony
e.54 Poe, Edgar Allan Warren’s
e.55 Robson and Crane Sarony
e.56 Russall, Mrs. Pomeroy
e.57 Russell, Dr. Pomeroy
e.58 Salvini Sarony
e.59 Salvini Sarony
e.60 Salchi, C. Sarony
e.61 Seymour, Hon. Horatio Rockwood
e.62 Talmage, T. DeWitt Sarony
e.63 Thomas, Theodore Falk
e.64 Thompson, Lydia Sarony
e.65 Thursby, Emma Sarony
e.66 Toole Sarony
e.67 Trollope, Anthony Sarony
e.68 Tying, Rev. D. Jr. Rockwood
e.69 Vandervilt, Cornelius Howell
e.70 Vanderbilt, Wm H. Bogardus
e.71 Vanderbilt, Wm. H. Bogardus
e.72 Vigueaux Sarony
e.73 Ward, Artemis Warren’s
e.74 Wilhelm the First, Deutscher Kaiser Loescher & Petsch
e.75 Wilhelm, Kaiser Sarony
e.76 Young, Brigham Rockwood
e.77 Lincoln, Abraham Powelson, BF Rochester NY

IV. COPY NEGATIVES

BOX 3
e.1 Abbott, J. P.
e.2 Adams, J. Q. Brady’s / engraving /
e.3 Adams, John Brady’s / engraving /
e.4 Bancroft, Gen. (George) Rockwood
e.5 Bayard, (Sen.) Thomas G. W. Pach
e.6 Beecher, Henry Ward Sarony
e.7 Billings, Josh Sarony
e.8 Bismarck, Prince Elliot & Fry, London
e.9 Black, (Judge) Jerry Anderson
e.10 Black, William (James)
e.ll Blaine, James G. Brady’s
e.12 Bonheur, Rosa Gustav SchauerEngraving
e.13 Booth, Edwin Gurnen
e.14 Bright, John engraving
e.15 Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Elliott & Fry
e.16 Bryant, Dan Sarony
e.17 Bryant, William Cullen Sarony
e.18 Buchanan, James Brady’s
e.19 Bull, Ole E. & H. T. Anthony &Co.
e.20 Cary
e.21 Cary
e.22 Chapin, Rev. E. H. Sarony
e.23 Chase, Chief Justice Salmon P. Brady’s
e.24 Choalt, Rufus Warren’s
e.25 Cooper, Peter Sarony
e.26 Curtis, George William Sarony
e.27 Custer, Gen.
e.28 Dickens, Charles Gurnen
e.29 Dickenson, Anna
e.30 Disraeli Downey, W. D.
e.31 Douglass, Stephen A.
e.32 Dumont, Saraphin W. Graff, Philipp
e.33 Edison, Thomas Alva Anderson
e.34 Evarts, William Sarony
e.35 Fairy Wedding Group E. H. T. Anthony
(Charles S. Stratton (from Brady negative)
(Tom Thumb), and wife Lavinia
Warren Stratton, G. W. M.
Nutt, and Minnie Warren)
e.36 Farragut, Adm. David Glascow Sarony
e.37 Fechter, Charles Sarony
e.38 Fields, (Judge) David Dudley Warren’s
e.39 Fillmore, Millard Brady’s / engraving
e.40 Fisk, Jim Jr. Howell
e.41 Flotow, Fr. V. Carl Backofen
e.42 Forest, Edwin Sarony
e.43 French, Willie
e.44 Gennett, Fred C. J. H. Young
e.45 Garrick, David photograph of painting
e.46 Garrison, Wm. Lloyd Warren’s
e.47 Gilbert, John Sarony
e.48 Gough, J. Warren’s
e.49 Gould, Jay Warren’s
e.50 Grant, Gen. (U. S.) Brady’s
e.51 Grant, Gen. (U. S.) Gurnen
e.52 Greeley, Horace Sarony
e.53 Grevy (or Greve), Jules E. Appert
e.54 Hampton, Wade Brady’s
e.55 Harrison, W. H. Brady’s / engraving
e.56 Harte, Bret Sarony
e.57 Hawthorne, Nathaniel Warren’s
e.58 Higginson, James L. Graff, Philipp
e.59 Hoffman, Governor Gurnen
e.60 Hogarth, Wm. photo of a painting
e.61 Holmes, Oliver Wendell Pach
e.62 Howells, William Dean Warren’s
e.63 Hughes, Tom Howell
e.64 Hugo, Victor E. Appert
e.65 Ingelow, Jean Elliott & Fry
e.66 Ingersoll, Robert G. Sarony
e.67 Irving, Washington Rockwood
e.68 Ives, John M. Ryder’s
e.69 Jackson, Andrew Brady’s
e.70 Stuart, Jeb Brady’s
e.71 James, Thomas L. Pach, G. W.
e.72 Jefferson, Joe Sarony
e.73 Jefferson, Thomas Brady’s /engraving
e.74 Johnson, Andrew E & H T Anthony & Co.
e.75 Lane, Gen. James Henry L. Prang & Co.
e.76 Lee, Gen. Robert E. Brady’s
e.77 Lincoln, Abraham Brady & Co.
e.78 Lincoln, Abraham Brady & Co.
e.79 Lincoln, Mary Mumler
e.80 Lincoln, Robert Todd Brady’s
e.81 Lingard, Alice
e.82 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth Sarony
e.83 Lotta Sarony
e.84 McCluskey, Archbishop Sarony
e.85 McDonald, George Sarony
e.86 Madison, James Brady’s /engraving
e.87 Monroe, James Brady’s /engraving
e.88 Morse, Samuel Sarony
e.89 Nasby, P. B. Sarony
e.90 Nast, Thomas Sarony
e.91 Newman, Bishop Warren’s
e.92 Nielson (or Nillson), Mad. Sarony
e.93 O’Rorke, Col. P. H. Powelson
e.94 Owens, John E. Sarony
e.95 Phillips, Wendell Union Gallery
e.96 Pierce, Franklin Brady’s /engraving
e.97 Polk, James K. Brady’s
e.98 Pomeroy, Borck Sarony
e.99 Raymond, John T. Sarony
e.100 Reid, Whitelaw
e.101 Ryland, J. H. White, W. H.
e.102 Sasce, J. G.
e.103 Schurz, Carl Sarony
e.104 Seward, Wm. H. E. & H. T. Anthony &Co.
e.105 Sherman, John Brady’s

BOX 4
e.1 Abbot, Emma Anderson
e.2 Adams, Charles Francis Warren’s
e.3 Albania Sarony
e.4 Anderson, Mary Sarony
e.5 Arthur, Chester A. Sarony
e.6 Barnum, P. T. Sarony
e.7 Barrett, Laurence Sarony
e.8 Barrett, Laurence Sarony
e.9 Beauregard, Gen. Anderson
e.10 Bent, B. L. Bostwick & Bancker
e.11 Bergh, Henry Anderson
e.12 Bernhardt, Sara W. & D. Downey
e.13 Bernhardt, Sara Sarony
e.14 Bernhardt, Sara W. & D. Downey
e.15 Bernhardt, Sara W. & D. Downey
e.16 Bernhardt, Sara W. & D. Downey
e.17 Booth, J. B. Sarony
e.18 Byron, Lord photo of a painting
e.19 Cary, Anna Loise H. Rocher
e.20 Collins, Wilkie Sarony
e.21 Collyer, Rev. Dr. Robert Anderson
e.22 Conkling, Rosco Brady
e.23 Dana, Charles A. Sarony
e.24 Davenport, Fanny Sarony
e.25 Davis, David Pach
e.26 Davis, Jeff Howell
e.27 Dixey, Henry E. Falk
e.28 Emerson, Ralph Waldo
e.29 Field, Cyrus W. Sarony
e.30 Fox, G. L. Sarony
e.31 Garfield, Eliza B. Ryder, J. F.
e.32 Garfield, James A. Bogardus
e.33 Garfield, Mrs. James A. Ryder, J. F.
e.33a Garfield, Lucretia R. Ryder,JF Cleveland,OH
e.34 Gerster, Mad. Sarony
e.35 Hall, Rev. Dr. John Rockwood
e.36 Hancock, Gen. Sarony
e.37 Hayes, Dr. Isaac I. Sarony
e.38 Hooker, Gen. Joe Bogardus
e.39 Hulschamp,Morrissania Schilling Sarony
e.40 Irving, Henry Sarony
e.41 Janauschik
e.42 Karl (e), Thomas Anderson
e.43 Langtry, Mrs. Sarony
e.44 Leferbra Bostwick & Bancher
e.45 Levy, Jules Sarony
e.46 Lloyd, Rev. Wm. Sarony
e.47 Kellogg, Claire Louisa Sarony
e.48 Malben, Mr. Ben /?/ Wardlaw
e.49 McClellan, Gen. Warren’s
e.50 McCullough, John H. Rocher
e.51 Morris, Clara Sarony
e.52 Neilson, Adalaide Sarony
e.53 Patti, Adelina Sarony
e.54 Poe, Edgar Allan Warren’s
e.55 Robson and Crane Sarony
e.56 Russall, Mrs. Pomeroy
e.57 Russell, Dr. Pomeroy
e.58 Salvini Sarony
e.59 Salvini Sarony
e.60 Salchi, C. Sarony
e.61 Seymour, Hon. Horatio Rockwood
e.62 Talmage, T. DeWitt Sarony
e.63 Thomas, Theodore Falk
e.64 Thompson, Lydia Sarony
e.65 Thursby, Emma Sarony
e.66 Toole Sarony
e.67 Trollope, Anthony Sarony
e.68 Tying, Rev. D. Jr. Rockwood
e.69 Vandervilt, Cornelius Howell
e.70 Vanderbilt, Wm H. Bogardus
e.71 Vanderbilt, Wm. H. Bogardus
e.72 Vigueaux Sarony
e.73 Ward, Artemis Warren’s
e.74 Wilhelm the First, Deutscher Kaiser Loescher & Petsch
e.75 Wilhelm, Kaiser Sarony
e.76 Young, Brigham Rockwood
e.77 Lincoln, Abraham Powelson, BF Rochester NY
e.78 Sherman, Gen. Wm. T. Brady & Co.
e.79 Simpson, Bishop Pach, G. W.
Stratton, Charles
(see Fairy Wedding Group)
e.80 Sumner, Charles E. & H. T. Anthony &Co.
e.81 Taylor, Bayard
e.82 Taylor, Zach Brady’s photo of painting
e.83 Thiers, M. E. Appert
e.84 Thorn, Charles Jr. Sarony
Thumb, Tom
(see Fairy Wedding Group)
e.85 Thurman, Gen. Brady’s
e.86 Tilden, /Samuel/ Sarony
e.87 Truth, Sojourner
e.88 Tyler, John Brady’s /photo of painting
e.89 Van Buren, Martin Brady’s
e.90 Vanderbilt, Cornelius Gurney & Son
e.91 Verdi photo of a painting
e.92 Waite, Chief Justice Brady’s
e.93 Wallack, Lester Gurney & Son
e.94 Wallack, Lester Sarony
e.95 Washington, George photo of a painting
e.96 Washington, George & family photo of a painting
e.97 Washington, George photo of a painting
e.98 Whittier, John G. Sarony
e.99 Willis, N. P. Rockwood

BOX 5
e.1-41 unidentified (51)
e.42 unidentified family portrait 1885, 8 x 10 inches

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