From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleRev. Osmon C. Baker, D. D.
About this objectThe 19th century F. F. Jones engravers of Cincinnati beautifully replicated original daguerreotypes. Depicted in the image is Reverend Osmon Cleander Baker, D. D. (30 July 1812 – 20 December 1871) an American Bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Baker was born in Marlow, New Hampshire, and at fifteen he entered the Wilbraham Wesleyan Academy. The young man converted to Christianity at his institution and went on to have a licensure to exhort the word of God at age seventeen. In his early years he earned status as a preacher at his college and went on to teach at seminary in 1834, at Newbery in Vermont. In 1852 the Rev. Dr. Osmon Cleander Baker was elected and consecrated to the Episcopacy of the Methodist Episcopal Church at a General Conference. Baker discharged his duties diligently and fruitfully until 1866. The Reverend travelled and spoke at conferences in his later life until continued ill health and paralysis prevented his speaking in public, however the minister continued to go to services frequently until his death.
Place MadeCincinnati, Ohio
MakerJones, F. F.
Date Madec.a. 1860
Medium and Materialssteel engraving
Inscription and Marksrecto: [ink print] Eng by F. F. Jones from a Photograph.recto: [ink print] REV. OSMON C. BAKER. D. D. recto: [ink print] One of the Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church recto: [ink print] Engraved Expressly For The Ladies Repository. verso: [pencil] L155 (NL is crossed out).verso: [pencil] 74:063:1
Measurementsimage: 13.5 cm x 10.3 cm
overall: 25.2 cm x 16.6 cm
Subject and Association Keywords19th century engraving
Subject and Association KeywordsF.F. Jones
Subject and Association KeywordsLadies Repository
Subject and Association KeywordsRev. Osmon C. Baker, D. D.
Subject and Association KeywordsEpiscopacy of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Subject and Association Keywords1800s
Subject and Association Keywordssteel engraving
Credit Linepurchased from Yankee Peddler Bookstore