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.
William Acklen (head and shoulders)
Photographer: Augustin Aimé Joseph Le Jeune
Backmark: Levitsky 22 Rue di Choiseul
Place: Paris, France
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