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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
albumen and silver nitrocellulose on paper (fiber product) and cardboard
H x W (Image and Sheet): 2 1/8 x 3 11/16 in. (5.4 x 9.3 cm)
H x W (Mount): 2 3/8 x 3 15/16 in. (6.1 x 10 cm)
Place captured:
Fort Brown, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1875
An albumen carte-de-visite photograph depicting U. S. Army officer’s quarters at Fort Brown, Texas. Captured foremost is a large dark wood-paneled house. The house features two brick chimneys, a wide covered and fenced porch, and several windows at the front and side. Two women stand on the left side of the porch, looking towards the camera. Two children sit at and near the front steps of the house, respectively. A woman wearing a long bright dress stands on the lawn to the left of the house. She faces the camera. Across from the house, on the right of the photograph, a youth wearing a bright hat and jacket with dark trousers, leans against a skinny immature tree. Behind the youth, in the distance, are smaller buildings. At the bottom middle of the photograph inscribed in ink is: [Fiss illegible]. There are no markings on the reverse of the photographic card.
African American  Search this
American West  Search this
Buffalo Soldiers  Search this
Children  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture