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Alexander McWhorter, D.D. (1734-1807): Silhouette

Object Number: 
Beige paper cut-out, laid on black prepared paper, in an album of 50 folios containing 91 silhouettes, 24 blank folios, and a two page list of sitters
image height: 3 5/8 in. ( 9.2 cm )
inscribed ink: at base of bust: "AMcW. 1805"
Silhouette inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "A.McW. 1805"
Bust of male subject cut-out from cream paper; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Gallery Label: 
McWhorter (1734-1807) was born in New Castle County, Delaware, the son of Scottish parents who had come to America about 1730. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1759 and in the years that followed held pastorates in Newark, New Jersey, in Boston, and in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Credit Line: 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group