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Daughtrey’s MacNeil Portrait ~ Arrives


Yesterday my order for the new MacNeil Commemorative came in the mail.  Within 3 hours of the postman’s arrival, I had the print framed and displayed.

The actual print of Charles Daughtrey’s work is more imposing than any computer image can convey. The art piece is the seventh in Daughtrey’s series of coin designers.

I am very pleased with the piece.

Hermon A. MacNeil Commemorative by Artist C. Daughtrey is available at http://www.cdaughtrey.com/


  1. webmaster says:

    That is Good News!
    I am glad that Chuck Daughtrey’s portrait arrived in time for your MacNeil celebration. He has made a wonderful tribute to Hermon MacNeil with his talented artwork. I have one hanging above my bureau that greets me every morning. Actually, that is what is pictured above in this posting.

    I am glad Chuck was able to respond quickly. I imagine your father and mother were surprised, even if they knew about the existence of this likeness of Hermon. I see ‘family resemblences’ even in my mothers children, grand children, in the young face that Chuck has reproduced in his portrait.

    Your great grandfather (Hermon A. MacNeil)and my grandfather (Thomas henry McNeil) were cousins. I think that makes you and me “first cousins – five-times removed” or something wierd like that.

    I will email you with some questions that I have about the home and studio in College Point. Also about ‘Joie’ and her tragic death. I have hundreds of articles about Hermon and Carol Brooks are part of the HAM research coming out of the the work of Jim Haas and an informal network of Friends of Hermon MacNeil that the website has generated in the last 2 1/2 years. Your contact here has been an additional surprise.

    Daniel Neil Leininger, webmaster

    For others interested, Chuck Daughtrey work can be seen at

  2. Hi Dan, My father is Robert Alden MacNeil. Herman Atkins MacNeil is Roberts grandfather. Robert MacNeil,Jack MacNeil, and Doug MacNeil are brothers and cousins. My fathers email is abmacneil@yahoo.com. And you have my email.. I received the portrait in time for the dinner thanks for your help forwarding my email to chuck. Sandra Lee MacNeil

  3. webmaster says:

    Sandra Lee MacNeil,

    You have sent this inquiry to my HermonAtkinsMacNeil.com website.

    It needs to go to CD Daughtery at his website:
    C. D. Daughtrey ~ artist, numismatist, photographer
    Emails I have for him are as follows:
    cd@coppercoins.com or

    Mr Grandfather (Thomas Henry McNeil) and Hermon were cousins.
    I built this website to publicize his life and work.
    I am doing research on his life and would appreciate talking to you some time.

    Daniel Neil Leininger

  4. Mr.Daughtrey, Hello I am following up on an order I placed on 8/1/2012. My receipt no is 5090647488711381. looking forward to receive the portrait of my great grandfather. Thank you for your work.

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