Portrait of Alanson Hinman or relative


Portrait of Alanson Hinman or relative


Copy of a portrait of Alanson Hinman Sr., who lived from 1822-1908; or possibly of his son, Alanson Hinman Jr., who lived from 1859-1932. Alanson Hinman Sr. was an early Oregon missionary and a trustee of Pacific University.

The subject of this portrait appears to be in his teens and is wearing clothes typical of the 1840s, which may make it more likely to be Alanson Hinman Sr. However, the elder Hinman was already 22 years old in 1844 when he emigrated to Oregon. It is possible, but not very probable, that he was able to have a daguerreotype portrait made in the early 1840s when he was in his late teens. (Because this scan is of a copy, the format of the original photograph, i.e. daguerreotype, tintype, albumen print, etc., is unknown.)

This therefore may depict his son "Lant" Hinman circa 1860-1870, or it may be another unidentified youth connected to the Hinman family.
[back] 18: tiny type FD - ? Alanson Hinman

Date Created

circa 1840-1870




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