A Portrait of Family Life

While of course Abbott Lawrence accomplished an enormous amount in business, and in civic life, and even international relations, he was also a husband and father. Here, as an assemblage of cut silhouettes, is a hint of his life at home, at No. 5 Park Street.

It is an image I enjoy immensely.



“The Family of Abbott Lawrence, In Their Library, 5 Park Street, Boston” by Auguste Amant Constant Fiddle Edouart, from Wax portraits and silhouettes, Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1915


As long as we’re on the topic of Abbott Lawrence and silhouettes, there is also this…

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Robert Winthrop and Abbott Lawrence

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