Portrait of Three Girls


Object ID#    1995.0540                

Object Name     Cabinet Card



Portrait of three young girls, possibly the Hughs girls.

Photographer's stamp on the front: "J.R. Laughlin, 3518 Market Street, Phila." Handwritten on the front, below the image: "2 years & 10 mo. 6 yrs & 5 mo. 4 yrs & 1 mo." Handwritten on the back: "Possibly the three Hughs / girls -- / Bess (Scott) / Mary (Jiggens) / Frances (Sausser)." Based on the ages noted, this photo was taken in February 1879, which perfectly matches with the ages at that time of Mrs. William A. Scott [née Elizabeth Hughs, aka “Bess"], Mrs. Frederick J. Jiggens [née Mary Middleton Hughs], and Mrs. Malcolm G. Sausser [formerly Mrs. Wallace N. Smith, née Frances Middleton Hughs].