Life in the Long 19th Century, Photographs, Writers

Photograph (1840) – My grandpa met Shakespeare!

This woman was born in 1746 and could easily have met someone able to say "My grandfather knew William Shakespeare". This is a Daguerreotype photograph of Hannah Stilley, aged 94 (b.1746). This is a woman born into a world when the American colonies were yet to revolt, when Samuel Johnson was working on his A… Continue reading Photograph (1840) – My grandpa met Shakespeare!

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