Silhouette of Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1825(?) from Portraits of Nathaniel Hawthorne: An Iconography by Rita Gollin

This is part of a framed set of the 36 graduates of Bowdoin College, 1825, originally owned by Charles Snell, one of Hawthorne's classmates. Now owned by Bowdoin College, this silhouette is signed "Hath." While it is not absolutely certain that this silhouette was made in 1825 on the occasion of Hawthorne's graduation from Bowdoin, the authenticity is unquestioned as another copy is owned by a descendant, Manning Hawthorne.
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citation: http://www.hawthorneinsalem.org/images/fullpageimage.php?name=MMD1852