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Photograph by:
Wenderoth, Taylor, & Brown, American, 1866 - 1884  Search this
Subject of:
Mary Anna Longstreth, American, 1811 - 1884  Search this
Owned by:
Emily Howland, American, 1827 - 1929  Search this
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
H x W (Image): 3 9/16 × 2 5/16 in. (9.1 × 5.8 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 × 2 1/2 in. (10.1 × 6.3 cm)
albumen prints
Place printed:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Carte-de-visite of Mary Anna Longstreth shown in bust portrait. Her body is turned one quarter to her right, but her face is turned straight to the camera. Her hair is parted at the center and pulled into a high bun at the back of her head. Her cheeks are tinted pink. She wears a pinstriped dress, a white folded collar, and a white lace shawl is draped over her shoulders. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time.
Handwritten in graphite along the bottom of the print is the text "Mary Anna Longstreth" with "M.A. Longstreth" written below the print on the mount. A mark for Taylor & Brown is printed on the back of the photograph.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite in the lower left corner of the album page is the text "TAYLOR & BROWN".
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Photography  Search this
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture shared with the Library of Congress
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Emily Howland Photograph Album
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Abolitionist movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture