Rollin Heber Neal

Accession Number: 1974:0193:0141


Maker: Southworth & Hawes (American Active ca. 1845-1861)


Title: Rollin Heber Neal


Date: ca. 1850


Medium: daguerreotype


Dimensions: whole plate, 21.5 X 16.5 cm.


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  • Wystan 7y

    This portrait was adapted in 1981 as the cover image on the first edition of the late G. B. Edwards' novel, "The Book of Ebenezer Le Page." The fictional Le Page, a lifelong resident of Guernsey, lives through the Nazi occupation of that English Channel island. Incidentally, the French novelist Victor Hugo spent many years in exile on Guernsey, and wrote "Les Miserables" while there. (The cover artist turns Rev. Neal's high collar into a white turtleneck):
  • Chandra Leming 7y

    The first documented "sex hair".
  • Liz 7y

    And to think of the fits the establishment had over long hair in the 1960's.
    He must have been a sight to see in the throes of a passionate sermon.
  • Archmage01 7y

    Looks like a trendy arty type.
  • lee del castillo 6y

    Know what? He reminds me of Anthony Bourdain. Awesome portrait! Makes me wish I could go back in time to meet him ;)
  • catherine denvir 6y

    something of David Lynch about him
  • Frikkadella 6y

  • lailaiya 6y

    这张图片好像很久了要成古董了,真羡慕那时候的城市没有嘈杂的空调、机械、现在噪音真的很大,我们这里的噪音治理 不是很好,真希望国家能够把噪声治理放到首位让我们有个安宁的环境
  • Stratillus 6y

    Wild hair!! Reminds me of the actor Hugh Laurie a little.
  • Wystan 6y

    Now that's a coincidence: I saw several huge lorries in England, when I was there years ago. And one of them ran over a wild hare . . . .
  • Wystan 6y

  • Waqas Sadiq 6y

    Your pic becomes nominee of "Rose Petal Award"

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  • Marika~Sinclaire 6y

    his hair is spectacular!
  • mypixbox 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called pix files, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • liuyichn 5y

    Isn't this guy Hugh Grant?
  • Leonardo Amaro Rodrigues 4y

    an amazing picture
    disquieting atmosphere
  • Valley Writes 4y

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  • Chez 4y

    Wystan I have just read your comment, I have the book "Ebenezer Le Page" which belonged to my mother. I am from Guernsey, that is so interesting to find out that they adapted this portrait for the cover image. I shall have to go and fish the book out. Thanks for the info.
  • Oscar Perfer 4y

    beautifull hair!!! (crazy head)
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