William Acklen (head and shoulders)

Photographer:  Augustin Aimé Joseph Le Jeune

Studio: Levitsky

Backmark:  Levitsky 22 Rue di Choiseul

Place:  Paris, France

Date:  1865-1866

Provenance:  Adelicia to her daughter Pauline Acklen Locket, unknown, purchased by Belmont Mansion Association from a photograph dealer in Pennsylvania

2016.01.58 Belmont Mansion Association purchase

William Hayes Acklen was the middle son of Adelicia and Joseph Hayes Acklen.  He was born at Belmont in 1855 and died in Ormond Beach, Florida, in 1940.  

 

This carte-de-visite was made at the Levitsky Studio, 22 Rue de Choiseul in Paris.  Count Sergei Lvovich Levitsky (Russian, 1819-1898) was one of Europe’s most important photographers and innovators.  In 1864, when he left Paris, he sold his studio to Augustin Aimé Joseph Le Jeune (French, act. 1864 –ca. 1885) who continued operating under the Levitsky name.

 

Mark Brown

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GPS ADDRESS

Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

Nashville, TN 37212

MAILING ADDRESS

1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212

615-460-5459

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The architecture of Belmont Mansion makes it one of the most significant homes of 19th century Tennessee.

Sold by the Acklen family in 1887, the house went to a developer who began one of Nashville’s early suburbs.

It was then purchased by two women who in 1890 started a college which evolved into Belmont University. Today the Belmont Mansion Association, which was formed in 1972, owns the collection, runs the museum, and shares this unique story of 19th century Nashville with visitors from far and near.

Photos by Ed Houk