The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

Silhouettes for Your Family

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Silhouette Portraits for Your Family 

Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, 2019: visit the DRHS for silhouettes hand-cut by mother-daughter silhouette artists, Jean and Marcella Comerford. These lovely hand-cut portraits make wonderful gifts and precious mementos. All work is done free-hand, only takes a few minutes , and wiggly little ones are welcome. A very special keepsake, and ideal for gift-giving just in time for Mother’s Day. Adults are welcome too!



Learn more about the artists at

Reservations are required and secured with a non-refundable $35 deposit,
which includes your first silhouette. Copies of the silhouette, frames, and  mats will be available the day of your appointment at an additional charge.

20% of the proceeds benefit the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society.

By Appointment Only.


To Sign Up: visit the links below. One link is provided for each artist; if you are signing up for multiple appointments or multiple sittings, we suggest that you make all your appointments with the same artist, to ensure continuity of style.

Whenever possible, we also suggest that young children take the appointments during the day on Friday, leaving Saturday open for school-aged children. Thank you!

Jean’s Silhouette Appointments:

Marcella’s Silhouette Appointments:


History of Silhouettes:

Silhouettes date back to the 1500’s and were extremely popular in the 1800’s as an affordable way to share an image of a loved one before the advent of photography. To this day, people still appreciate the art of the silhouette, and its artisan reminder of history.




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