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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 196, May 8-10, 1853

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Identifier: DX01265674

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 196, May 8-10, 1853

Description: Describes taking Lotty Kidder to get her daguerreotype taken.

Transcription:

[Moses] Morse, whom whom she, Lotty [Kidder], had reviled. [John] Whytal came anon. 9 8. Monday. A lovely day. Sitting drawing with doors & windows open. Turning round from whitening a block, at noontide, I found Lotty in the room, standing in the blessed sunlight, her clustering curls and pretty bonnet framing that arch, willful, innocent, knowing fascinating face. She was prettily dressed, silk tartan, crimson predominating, and little brown boots peeing out beneath it. So I put on coat, and as appointed off we went to Root’s Daguerreotype Rooms, where after an hour and a half, at a second sitting, her sunshadow was secured for aye. Issuing forth on Broadway we met Whytal, who however quitted us shortly. It being nigh 3, Lotty anticipated she’d lost dinner, so we went to Taylors & dined there. Then down town together, I leaving her in Fulton Street at her uncle’s, she taking daguerrotype for the time. Evening at the Gymnasium. [Alfred] Waud & [Charles] Damoreau at Erford’s subsequently. 10 9. Tuesday. Down town & drawing. Evening at Wallacks with Waud and Damoreau to see “Merchant of Venice.” Very conventionally done. Erford’s subsequently. One matter of yesterday I forgot to put down. Certain letters from home reached me through Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch, hither brought by a Mr Pierce Supple, an acquaintance of Charley’s.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1853-05-08

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Clothing and dress
Daguerreotype
Diaries
Theater
Women
Gymnasiums

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