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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver nitrate on glass photographic plate
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (8.9 x 6.4 cm)
Type:
ambrotypes
portraits
Date:
ca. 1855
Description:
This 1/6 plate ambrotype depicts an unidentified man from the waist up. He wears a dark jacket, light shirt, and a dark ribbon tie at the neck. His cheeks have been hand-tinted pink, and a chain hanging from his waist has been tinted gold. The ambrotype is housed in a brown case and has an oval gold metal frame with worn decorative details including two crossed flags and a shield at bottom and top center.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.9.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56989747a-4e91-4581-b40f-108c5fdea29b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.9.11