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Title: Portrait of John M. Allyn, 1887

Accession Number: 1978.140.19.W
Type: cabinet photograph
Maker: Kenyon & Son
Place: USA, CT, Mystic Bridge
Date: 1887
Materials: paper
Description: Cabinet photograph, mounted on brown card, rounded corners, gold edges; printed in gold at bottom "KENYON & SON,/ 4 BANK STREET,/ NEW LONDON, CONN. Obituary cut from newspaper and glued to back, "THE TOMB./ ALLYN - At Mystic Bridge March 29, John M./ Allyn, aged 59 years 6 months/ - John H. Allen [sic] a well known and/ greatly respected resident of Mystic Bridge/ died quite suddenly of pleuro-pneumonia/ last Tuesday morning. Mr. Allen [sic] was by/ profession a tuner of musical instruments/ and we believe was the first person to man-/ ufacture a piano in the state of California./ His funeral was solemnized Thursday, the/ body being taken to Gales Ferry for burial." Handwritten in pencil "1887".

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