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Sarah Fisher Ames papers (Ms.88.2)

Brown University Library

Box A, John Hay Library
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
Email: hay@brown.edu

Biographical note

Sarah Fisher Ames was a Boston artist known for her busts of Abraham Lincoln and Governor John A. Andrew of Massachusetts. Her work for the cause of the Union during the Civil War was personally acknowledged by President Lincoln. Widow of portrait and genre artist, Joseph Alexander Ames (1816-1872). Her daughter was a musician and her son, F.R. Ames, was captain of the 8th infantry in Cuba