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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Medium:
silver nitrate on glass photographic plates with metal and textile materials
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (11.4 x 8.9 cm)
Type:
ambrotypes
portraits
Date:
ca. 1855
Description:
This 1/4 plate ambrotype depicts a young black woman holding two white children. The children's cheeks have been hand-tinted pink. The ambrotype is housed in a brown case with faded red textile lining and has a gold metal oval frame with a decorative borders and flower details at the corners.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Children  Search this
Photography  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.9.7
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:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd517a24404-5a7c-4872-abcd-0c9d05f6c67c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.9.7