Kevin Wright, in his research discovered the dated newspaper, which contained the obituary, a fragment of which was glued into the daguerreotype frame.

Another Revolutionary Relic Gone. On the 21st last, a colored woman living in the family of James Paulison, at New Bridge, died at the advanced age of ninety-eight years. She was born a slave in the Paulison family, at the old homestead below the village of Hackensack, where she lived until emancipated in 1840, after which she resided in the family of James Paulison. She retained a vigorous mind until near her death, and her recollections of Revolutionary times were very vivid.
The Bergen Democrat, March 24, 1871 (newpaper clipping appears on left side of daguerreotype)
From collections of BCHS.

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