CM: Following Miss Mary Lyon Page's resignation due to ill health in 1886, Agnes McCartney Lord succeeded her at the American School for Girls, as it came to be called. Under Principal Lord's guidance, the school continued to grow over the next decade.
Miss Lord posed here at a young age for an unknown photographer, before she left the United States to take up her appointment in Smyrna. Her pose is pensive, her left hand under her chin and her right arm resting on a table. The photograph depicts Miss Lord as a good-looking woman. Her long dark hair is swept up and parted in the center. She has an ornamental comb at the back of her head. Her dress is possibly made of taffeta silk, with small pleats decorating the bodice and long sleeves. Under the dress she is wearing a long-sleeve, high-neck, lace blouse. She has a cross and pince-nez on the right side of her bosom for decoration.
Miss McCartney Lord's original portrait of ca. 1893 by an anonymous photographer (9x6), kept at American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions - ABCFM Archive, was enlarged and transferred onto canvas in 2008 to join the other presidential portraits at Pierce Theater Lobby.
[Megakles Rogakos 01/2005]
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens