From the Collection: Silhouettes

William Brown (1808-1883), a silhouette artist from Charleston, SC, is best known for Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans, his collection of 27 full-length silhouettes published by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg  in 1845. The volume includes silhouettes of statesmen, presidents, and other prominent Americans.

John RandolfJohn Randolph, Virgina Congressman

Dixon Hall Lewis Dixon Hall Lewis, Alabama Senator

Daniel Webster Daniel Webster, Massachusetts Senator

Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson, 7th US President

Click here to see more of Brown’s silhouettes from the Mead’s collection.

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