Alexander McWhorter, D.D. (1734-1807): Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper stitched to a black paper underlay
image height: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm ) sheet: 5 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 13.7 x 11.4 cm )
inscription: on front: "Rev Dr M[c] Whorter"
Inscribed in graphite at lower left: "Rev Dr McWhorter"
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in right-facing profile; hollow-cut from cream paper stitched to rectangular black paper backing.
McWhorter was born in New Castle County, Delaware, the son of Scottish parents who had come to America about 1730. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1759 and in the years that followed held pastorates in Newark, New Jersey, in Boston, and in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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