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Captian James Lawrence 1812

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Photographs2792 of 4469Large format glass photo positive. What is it? Unknow portrait, but i have seen this guy before?
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Posted 5 years ago

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This man is a war hero. He is know for his words while under attack on his ship "don't give up the ship!"
Chesapeake bay 1812.

I got this from a lady who collected antiques all her life.

In conducting some research at the Naval History. The image is a black and white photographic print from a original painting that was owned by Rear Admiral Charles S. Boggs, USN, a descendant of Lawrence. The painting was lost in a fire that destroyed Boggs's home on Staten Island. The photograph (which is attached to this e-mail) is by Julian Bowes and was taken during the 1930s or 1940s.

Based on this information and the similarities of the two images, I would guess that your item is either a color photograph, or a hand colored black and white photograph from the original painting that has since been lost in a fire.

Still unsure of what time it is from. Because I haven't opened it. Heard that that can damage the photo is it very old.

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Love this!
    He's a distant relative, didn't know it till you posted it & I did some digging in the family tree!

  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    For clarification did you get the picture or the info from the lady who collected antiques all her life?
    If you got the info from the lady, how did you come by the picture?


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