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Photographic portrait of Daniel Corbit

Wilmington, Delaware



Frame: 25-1/4 in x 21 in x 7/8 in; photo: 9-1/4 in x 7-1/4 in


Gelatin silver photograph on paper

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.

Accession Number



“DANIEL CORBIT. 1796-1877” is carved into the bottom of the frame.  “Presented by / /Mary Corbit  Warner / Aug 1901” is written in pen on a piece of brown paper now encased in clear plastic and attached to the mat board on the back of the frame.  “HARRY YERGER, / DEALER IN / FRAMES / PICTURES, MIRRORS, ETC. / NO. 419 SHIPLEY / ST / WILMINGTON, DEL" is printed on a round label that was removed from the frame and is now housed in the object folder.


Ex coll. Mrs. E. Tatnall (Mary Corbit) Warner.  The label recording Mrs. Warner's presentation of the photographic portrait in 1901 does not indicate to whom or what, but it is worth noting that she acquired the Wilson House that year.


The photographic portrait of Daniel Corbit shows him as an elderly, distinguished man dressed in a fine suit.  The large frame in which it is mounted has his name and vital dates carved into it--a very characteristic action of Mary Corbit Warner, Daniel's daughter.