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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Rhoda Phillips, American, 1831 - 1906  Search this
Medium:
silver amalgam, silver on copper photographic plates
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 2 x 2 1/2 in. (5.1 x 6.4 cm)
Type:
daguerreotypes
portraits
Place captured:
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1850
Description:
A 1/9th plate daguerreotype portrait of Rhoda Phillips (1831-1906), a woman who was born enslaved and owned by the Clark-Gleaves family of Nashville, Tennessee, with whom she remained after emancipation. Phillips is seated in the image and wears a dress with a flower pattern, lace cuffs, and a lace collar. The case is contemporary and has a decorative gold metal frame and a red velvet lining.
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Photography  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.34
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd533d1a70b-94d8-465e-9bf5-1b369fc09f20
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.34