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Photograph by:
Mathew Brady, American, 1822 - 1896  Search this
Published by:
E. & H. T. Anthony, American, 1852 - 1901  Search this
Subject of:
Col. Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth, American, 1837 - 1861  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 3/8 × 2 3/16 in. (8.6 × 5.5 cm)
H x W (Image and Sheet): 4 × 2 7/16 in. (10.2 × 6.2 cm)
albumen prints
Place captured:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Carte-de-visite of Col. Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth shown in three-quarter portrait. Ellsworth stands facing the camera with his right hand in his trouser pocket. He wears a light colored vest and trousers, a dark jacket, a dark cloak, a white shirt, and a dark necktie with a tie pin. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time. There is a double-lined border printed in gold ink surrounding the outside edges of the card mount.
Handwritten in graphite on the bottom of the print is the text "Col. Ellsworth killed / at Alexandria 1861". There is a mark for E. & H.T. Anthony 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 is the text "Anthony / Brady NY".
African American  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  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
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture