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Photograph by:
Lucius Thompson  Search this
Subject of:
Laura W. Stebbins, American, 1821 - 1870  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 7/16 × 2 1/4 in. (8.7 × 5.7 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 3 15/16 × 2 7/16 in. (10 × 6.2 cm)
albumen prints
Place made:
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1865
Carte-de-visite of Miss Laura W. Stebbins shown in bust portrait. She is facing the camera directly. Her hair is parted and smoothed down tightly then gathered behind her head. She wears a dark colored bodice with a plain white collar and a large oval brooch is pinned at her center front neck. The edges of the image are purposefully faded in the popular style of the time.
Handwritten in graphite below the image on the photograph is the text "Miss Laura W. Stebbins" with "died 1870" written below the print on the mount. Printed on the back of the photograph is the text "L. Thompson / 12 Shetucket St., Norwich, Conn."
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite at the bottom left of the album page is the text "L. THOMPSON / Norwich Conn. Died 1870".
African American  Search this
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Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Women  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