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:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES23338
Photographer:
C. D. Fredricks & Co.
Height:
1150px
Width:
774px
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