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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Created by:
Littlefield, Parsons & Co., American, 1858 - 1866  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver on copper photographic plate with thermoplastic and velvet case
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Case Open): 3 3/4 × 6 1/2 × 3/8 in. (9.5 × 16.5 × 1 cm)
H x W x D (Case Closed): 3 3/4 × 3 1/4 × 7/8 in. (9.5 × 8.3 × 2.2 cm)
Type:
daguerreotypes
portraits
Place collected:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
late 1840s
Description:
1/6 plate daguerreotype portrait of a man with a beard and paisley vest with gilt highlighting in a thermoplastic case. The man is pictured seated, center frame, with his proper right elbow bent and resting on a cloth-covered table. The table also holds a small vase of flowers. The man looks straight ahead at the camera. The daguerreotype is in a thermoplastic case manufactured by Littlefield, Parsons & Co. with gold colored oval framing around the photo and a red velvet lining. The case is most likely not the photograph's original presentation.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.9.15
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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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/fd580098cca-36a5-4feb-87e4-06ed10d89f15
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.9.15