Adele Cutts, Mrs. Stephen A. Douglas (1835-1889)

Adele Cutts, the second wife of Senator Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861), was a Washington hostess and socialite. She grew up attending the receptions of her great-aunt, Dolley Madison. Cutts was admired for her grace, dignity, and beauty. In 1856 Cutts married Douglas, a shabby widower with two sons, twenty-two years older than his new bride. They built a mansion with a ballroom and it quickly became the social center of Washington. Mrs. Douglas accompanied her husband everywhere. Tragically they lost two children.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES23337
Photographer:
Alexander Gardner
Height:
1194px
Width:
716px
download hi-res watermarked image
Related Categories:

All Licensed images are available for download as jpeg files at 300 dpi of original size.

If your project requires an image at higher resolution, please contact us (be sure to include item number). Custom requests may require an additional charge.