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President Abraham Lincoln, American, 1809 - 1865  Search this
James Brown, American, born 1832  Search this
photographic gelatin on photographic paper and paint; paper; ink on newsprint; blue pencil
H x W: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
May 1936
Elderly African American man with a beard, in a suit, tie, and hat and wearing military medals is turned 3/4 to look at the framed picture of Abraham Lincoln he is holding. Reverse: a newspaper clipping of the same photograph, stamped in purple ink "AMERICAN MAY 29 1936". The title of the article is "Vet, 104, in Parade" with caption in bold and italics: "JAMES BROWN, 104 YEARS OLD! Oldest war veteran left in Illinois." Photograph was intentionally hand-colored with white paint to improve reproduction of the photograph in printed media; the clipping in which the photograph appears is pasted to a paper which is adhered to the photograph.
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
Slavery  Search this
United States Colored Troops  Search this
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
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Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
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National Museum of African American History and Culture