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|| Silhouette of Persis Sheldon (1785-1804)
This silhouette of Persis, daughter of John and Persis Sheldon of Deerfield, Massachusetts, was taken in 1804, the year she died of tuberculosis at age nineteen.
|| Silhouette of Deacon Justin Hitchcock (1752-1822)
A small profile likeness in black paper, called a silhouette, cut rather than drawn, was an inexpensive means of preserving an image of a person in the days before the invention of the camera.