Amory N. Hardy

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Amory N. Hardy or A.N. Hardy (1835-1911) was a photographer in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th century.[1][2] Portrait subjects included Florence Kelley, Mary Livermore, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.,[3] and abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison.[4][5] He kept a studio on Winter Street (c. 1873-1878)[6] and Washington Street (c. 1868 and c. 1879-1887).[7] Hardy worked in Boston during a time when a number of other professional photographers kept studios in the downtown area, including James Wallace Black, William H. Getchell, Antoine Sonrel, and John Adams Whipple.


Examples of Hardy's work are in the collections of the following institutions:

  • Boston Athenaeum
  • Boston Public Library
  • Dennis Historical Society[8]
  • Harvard University
  • Historic New England
  • Massachusetts Historical Society
  • New York Public Library,[9]
  • US National Portrait Gallery.[10]


  1. "Death of A.N. Hardy". Photo-Era. 26 (4). 1911. OCLC 317760743.
  2. Somerville, Arlington and Belmont directory for 1869-70. Boston: Greenough, Jones & Co., 1869
  3. "Visual Information Access". Harvard University. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  4. Rollin H. Neale (1878), Letter to William Lloyd Garrison – via Digital Commonwealth, Boston Public Library
  5. Boston Athenaeum Online Catalog, retrieved 1 August 2017
  6. Boston Directory, 1873
  7. Around 1868 Hardy's was at no.202 Washington St.; around 1879 it was at no.493 Washington St. cf. Boston Directory, 1868; Boston Business Directory, 1879; Boston Almanac, 1887
  8. "Dennis Historical Society Archive". Dennis, Massachusetts. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  9. "Photographers in The New York Public Library's Photography Collection" (PDF). New York Public Library. 2010.
  10. "Mary Ashton Rice Livermore", National Portrait Gallery Collection, Smithsonian, retrieved July 11, 2017

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