Monday, April 4, 2022
Carte de Visite of Andrew Rollins Hale (1806-1876) of Dover, New Hampshire
Carte de Visite/CDV of an older man identified on the reverse in a contemporary hand as Andrew Rollins Hale (1806-1876), with a further addition of Hale's years of birth and death.
The image was taken at the Brigham studio, "Opposite City Hall" in Dover, New Hampshire.
Andrew Rollins Hale was the son of New Hampshire US Congressman William Hale (1765-1848) and Lydia (Rollins) Hale (1772-1841) of Dover, New Hampshire. It appears that Andrew, a farmer who never married, spent his life in Dover.
Presumably Andrew lived in his youth in his father's house, the William Hale House, also called the Lafayette House, because the Marquis once stayed there. The house was built in 1806 and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1980.
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