ca. 1852, copied and enlarged from the original daguerreotype taken by Southworth and Hawes, with period mat, housed in a later gilt frame. With a retained piece of the dust cover bearing an older paper label with the manuscript inscription Daguerreotype of Jenny Lind and her husband G[old]schmidt taken by J.J. Hawes. This image is not illustrated in the recently published catalog raisonne of the work of Southworth and Hawes (Pierce et. al. 2005), but an image of Lind, wearing the same clothing appears in the inventory.
This daguerreotype descended in the family of Hardy Louis Mudgett, manager of the Boston Music Hall and Boston Opera House. On February 15, 1852, Lind married the pianist Otto Goldschmidt in Boston, and it is likely this portrait was taken shortly thereafter. Accompanied by an early 20th century, 10.5 x 13.5" carbon print enlargement of the same image, from the studio of Odin Fritz, of Boston.