Josiah Johnson Hawes
Josiah Johnson Hawes (1808-1901) was a photographer in Boston, Massachusetts. He and Albert Southworth established the photography studio of Southworth & Hawes, which produced numerous portraits of exceptional quality in the 1840s-1860s.
In 1843 Hawes and Southworth formed the partnership of Southworth & Hawes, with studios on Tremont Row, in Boston's Scollay Square. The studio produced daguerreotype portraits of many notables, including Lemuel Shaw, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Daniel Webster, and others. The studio rooms overlooked "a fine orchard, belonging to the Gardiner Greene estate. From these windows, facing Scollay Sq., we looked on the church and gardens of Brattle Street"
In 1849 Hawes married Nancy Stiles Southworth (Albert’s sister). They had three children: Alice, Marion and Edward.
After the partnership with Southworth dissolved in 1863, Hawes continued as a photographer on Tremont Row for several decades, through the 1890s. In his later years he was known as the "oldest working photographer in this country."
- George Eastman House. "Young America: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes". International Center of Photography.
- Oldest Photographer Dead. New York Times, Aug 10, 1901, p.7.
- Boston Almanac. 1847
- Hawes, quoted in: Treasures in Pictures. Boston Daily Globe, Feb 21, 1898. p.9.
- B. Newhall. Daguerreotype in America.
- Boston Directory, 1868; Boston Almanac, 1883, 1894.
- Boston Transcript, 1898.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., ca.1850-1856
Lajos Kossuth, 1851
Boston Common, ca.1875
Portrait of Robert Browning, ca.1860s-1880s
- Treasures in Pictures; Many Famous Photographs Made by the Veteran Josiah Johnson Hawes. Boston Daily Globe, Feb 21, 1898. p. 9.
- Josiah Johnson Hawes, dies in his ninety-fourth year. Boston Transcript, Aug.9, 1901.
- Oldest Phtographer Dead; He Was Josiah Johnson Hawes, Friend of Dickens, Rufus Choate, and Gen. Benjamin F. Butler. New York Times, Aug 10, 1901. p. 7.
- "The past and present". Photo-Era Magazine. 1901.
- I.N. Phelps Stokes (1939). The Hawes-Stokes collection of American daguerreotypes by Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Rachel Johnston Homer, ed. (1972). The legacy of Josiah Johnson Hawes; 19th century photographs of Boston. Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers.
- C. Moore (1975). Two partners in Boston: the careers and Daguerreian artistry of Albert Southworth and Josiah Hawes. University of Michigan.
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- WorldCat. Hawes, Josiah Johnson 1808-1901
- Boston Public Library on Flickr. Josiah Johnson Hawes Photographs
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, works by J.J. Hawes
- Boston Athenaeum, works by J.J. Hawes.
- George Eastman House, on Flickr, works by Southworth & Hawes
- International Center of Photography, 2005 exhibition of Southworth & Hawes
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, works by J.J. Hawes