The online catalog of the Skinner auction house at their auction #2710B on 02 March 2014 is listing as Lot 100 a pair of fine portraits of Daniel & Rhoda (Richmond) Aikens of Barnard, Vermont. Daniel was born in 1802 and died in 1882, and Rhoda was born in 1814 and died in 1876. Daniel & Rhoda were married in 1832.
On the date of my writing this message, photos of these portraits are still available online at:
but they may be taken offline soon. In the event they are taken offline, I have downloaded them and will be happy to send copies freely by email to Aikens and Richmond family researchers. Someone in the families ought to have them, which is why I’m keeping copies of them and posting about them. It would be a very great shame and injustice were they to be missed by their descendants or relatives.
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If they were portraits of a 19th century Pease couple in my family line, I’d certainly hope someone would do the same for me. Call it a simple, but appropriate, genealogy good deed.