Hollis Jubal Haven with American flag, tintype, 1861; Unidentified Civil War soldier with bayonet, ambrotype; and Albertina Haven Revere, tintype.
Occasionally AAS visitors bring along objects they wish to donate to the Society. This autumn we had several visits from Dr. Christian W. Aussenheimer, a Worcester resident with connections to the Haven and Hoar families. Among his gifts to AAS were these three Civil War-era photographs. Hollis Jubal Haven (1835-1922), shown in front of an American flag, enlisted at Worcester in the Union Army in 1861, at the age of 26. He initially served in the Massachusetts 15th Infantry band as a drummer, but later joined the Brigade Band. Haven’s tintype was made in Alexandria, VA, and is stamped with the Neff Patent mark, which was first used by Peter Neff in 1856. The ambrotype of an unidentified man with a bayonet, and the tintype of Albertina Haven Revere (1831-1872), the sister of Hollis J. Haven, complete the gift. Gift of Dr. Christian W. Aussenheimer.