Carte de Visite, Elizabeth "Betsy" Doane Brace
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Brief Description:

Carte de Visite of Elizabeth "Betsy" Doane Brace, 2012-63-0.  There are two other items with this photograph, an envelope and a small piece of paper, both with identification and information hand-written in pencil.  The photograph is small and set inside an oval border.  The photographer is identified on the back of the carte de visite as "F. FORSHEW/HUDSON, N.Y."

Betsy Brace was the wife of Abel Brace.  She is the maker of the "Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" in the museum collection.

Betsey Doane Brace was the daughter of John Doane and Eunice Tuttle Doane. Born on October 23, 1795 Betsey was the first of John Doane's fourteen children. She later married Dr. Abel Brace of Catskill, New York. According to family tradition, Betsey attended the Litchfield Female Academy as a young woman. In 1817 she was married to Abel Brace, a Doctor practicing in Catskill, NY, and a nephew of Sarah Pierce and brother of John Pierce Brace. During their marriage Abel and Betsey had several children. Following Abel's death in 1863 Betsey lived with her brother George in Catskill for a time. She passed away in Catskill on July 12, 1881.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at]
Record Series Number: 00/2012-63-0
Volume: 3.0 Items
Acquired: 10/30/2012.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: Skinner  Museum Purchase.
Related Materials: 2012-63-1, "Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" - in museum collection
PreferredCitation: <span id="curobjectname">Carte de Visite, Elizabeth "Betsy" Doure Brace (2012-63-0), </span>Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.