Photographs include six photos of Spencer, including one of her at her easel, two photos of Spencer's sister, Mary Stowe, and one photo of her cousin, Lilly Stowe. Photos of others include two of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of poet Mrs. Francis Gage, and two of Wallace Bruce, who was a poet and American Consul to Scotland and gave the eulogy at Spencer's funeral.
Photos of Spencer's artwork include a portrait of Robert Green Ingersoll, and a photo of an angel in a cloud which is hand painted but has no identifying information.
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Lilly Martin Spencer papers, 1828-1966. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.