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Photograph by:
Sylvenus J. Fowler  Search this
Subject of:
Susan Bruce, American, 1850 - 1866  Search this
Owned by:
Emily Howland, American, 1827 - 1929  Search this
Medium:
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 3 11/16 × 2 1/4 in. (9.4 × 5.7 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 3 7/8 × 2 7/16 in. (9.9 × 6.2 cm)
Type:
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place made:
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1860-1863
Description:
Carte-de-visite of Susie Bruce shown in full portrait. Bruce is seated with her body turned one quarter to her right, though her face is turned to the camera. Her left hand rests in her lap and her right elbow is propped on a table covered in a floral cloth. Her hair is gathered in a snood at the back of her head. She wears a dark colored dress with dropped sleeves and a full skirt. There is a double-lined border printed in gold ink surrounding the outside edges of the card mount.
There is a mark on the back of the photograph for S.J. Fowler.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite inside the bottom border of the printed frame of the album page is the text "Susie Bruce". Handwritten in graphite at the bottom left of the album page is the text "S J FOWLER 77 GENESEE ST AUBURN NY".
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Photography  Search this
United States--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:
2017.30.34
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Emily Howland Photograph Album
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.30.34