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Photograph by:
Maximillian T. Jesse, Russian American, 1842 - 1929  Search this
Subject of:
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
albumen and silver nitrocellulose on paper (fiber product) cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 3 9/16 x 2 1/16 in. (9 x 5.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 3 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (9.9 x 5.7 cm)
H x W (Mount): 4 3/16 x 2 1/2 in. (10.7 x 6.4 cm)
Type:
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place used:
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1880
Description:
A carte-de-visite on cabinet card depicting an unidentified Buffalo Soldier. Captured in studio against a solid backdrop, the soldier poses seated, wearing a dress uniform jacket with several buttons. The photograph is framed is by its own card stock with an oval focus on the Buffalo Soldier. On the verso is the photographer's mark: [M.T. Jesse, / PHOTOGRAPHER / SAN ANTONIO / TEXAS] and a handwritten inscription reading [Alexander / (illegible)].
Topic:
African American  Search this
American West  Search this
Buffalo Soldiers  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.244.9
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:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a4b65c17-34c9-41e8-9c2b-abef3b380fe1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.244.9