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George Washington Morrison Nutt and Minnie Warren


While this image purports to show “Commodore” Nutt proposing to Minnie Warren under the watchful eye of a plaster cupid, there is no evidence to suggest that a romance between the pair ever existed. “Commodore” Nutt had, in fact, competed earlier with Charles Stratton for Lavinia Warren’s affections but failed in his efforts to win her hand.


Mathew Brady Studio (active 18441883)
Albumen silver print
Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

 

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