Freight train cars, casting long shadows, are seen at Inman Yard in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The facility is operated by Norfolk Southern and serves as one of the major freight hubs on its track network that extends for more than 36,000 miles in the United States.
Is the portrait where Eliza's wearing that powdered wig the only painting we have of her?
Here are her life portraits:
1787, age 30
This was painted by Ralph Earle in 1787, when Mrs. Hamilton was thirty years old. The artist at the time was In prison for debt, and Mrs. Hamilton sat to him in order to aid in his release. (source: Life Portraits of Alexander Hamilton).
c. 1796, age 39
By James Sharples. Little is known about this portrait because, from what I know, it only popped up recently (people used to believe a different portrait by Sharples was of her). This link claims it was when she was still Miss Elizabeth Schuyler, but the artist was not in America at any point before she was married. Considering he did her husband around 1796, it’s a fair guess that is when this was painted as well.
1825, age 68
This is from an original miniature on ivory painted by Henry Inman in 1825, when Mrs. Hamilton was sixty-eight (source: Life Portraits of Alexander Hamilton).
1846, age 89
This is from an original pencil drawing made by Eastman Johnson in 1846, when Mrs. Hamilton was eighty-nine. In March, 1846, Mr. Johnson had a studio in the Capitol at Washington, and one day Mrs. Hamilton wandered into it. Mr. Johnson got her permission to make this sketch, of which he writes, “ It was a perfectly good likeness of a pretty, frowzy old lady.” (source: Life Portraits of Alexander Hamilton).
1851, age 94
This is from an original crayon made by Charles Martin in 1851, when Mrs. Hamilton was ninety-four. (source: Life Portraits of Alexander Hamilton).
Portrait of Angelica Singleton Van Buren (1842). Henry Inman (American, 1801–1846). Oil on canvas. White House.
Our 8th president, Martin Van Buren, had been a widower for nearly 20 years and hence had no first lady, yet someone needed to fill the position. He called upon his daughter-in-law Angelica Singleton Van Buren (1818-1877). Beguiling and loved, she was a young, beautiful, gentle woman who was confident, poised and religious. Raised on a southern plantation as the daughter of wealthy South Carolinians, she had a genteel southern spirit and benefited from an excellent education.