Photograph, Annette Richards 1867 - 1956
A framed photograph of Miss Annette Richards. The dating of the photograph is unknown however the frame likely dates to circa 1925. Richards is pictured as a white-haired woman wearing a black dress with a high collar and puffy sleeves.
The oval frame is sterling silver and was manufactured by the William B. Kerr Company. Kerr's hallmark was a fasces - a single-bit axe with rods bound with straps and that mark is impressed on the bottom of the frame along with the word Sterling and the product number 2971. The stylized initials H and R are engraved on the left side of the frame. The frame thus may have once housed a photographic image of Miss Richards' sister Harriette. The frame has a green velvet backing and a support for a standing display. The photo was taken by Fryett of Grand Rapids, MI and the backing bears that printed
paper photograph, sterling silver frame, velvet backing
6 1/2"" h 5"" w
Current Location Status:
Gift Of Richards, Harriette
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Harriette RichardsJames A. StraubJames A. Straub was a Collections department volunteer and Collection Committee Member at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, offering his services as an art historian. Among his many life accomplishments were his family, and serving in the United States Marine Corps, including a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam. His list of achievements include 27 years as Detective Lieutenant from the Kent County Sheriff's Department, Original Catalogue Director of the Mathias Alten Catalogue Raisonne, and providing significant contributions to the book, Mathias Alten: Journey of an American Painter.
Jim was honored to have been appointed by Gov. Milliken to the Board of Forensic Polygraph Examiners and by the GR mayor to the GR Historical Commission. Additionally, Jim served as President of the Command Officers Bargaining Unit at the Kent County Sheriff's Department and Vice President of the GR Historical Society. Along with his dedicated service to GRPM Jim was also a member of the Board of Kent County Employees Credit Union, the Kent County Pension Board, the Art Advisory Committee for Butterworth Hospital, the Acquisitions Committee at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the GVSU Gordon Gallery Advisory Committee.