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Photograph by:
Henry C. Phillips, American, 1843 - 1911  Search this
Subject of:
Samuel S. Ely, American, 1836 - 1898  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 9/16 × 2 5/16 in. (9.1 × 5.8 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 × 2 7/16 in. (10.2 × 6.2 cm)
Type:
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1862-1869
Description:
Carte-de-visite of Samuel Ely shown in three-quarter portrait. Ely is seated with his body facing the camera, but his head is turned one quarter to his right and he looks off camera. His hair is parted on the left side and combed smooth to just above his ears and he has a full beard and mustache. His cheeks are tinted pink. Ely wears a dark coat with velvet collar, white shirt, dark bowtie, dark vest, and light pants. A watch chain is visible hanging from his vest buttons. His left elbow is propped on the arm of the chair he sits in white his right hand rests on his right thigh. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time.
Handwritten in graphite at the bottom of the print is the name "Samuel Ely". Handwritten in graphite on the back of the photograph is "Sam. S. Ely. / Wisconsin". Printed on the back of the photograph is a mark for H.C. Phillips with the number "8664" written in.
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 of the print is the name "Samuel Ely". Handwritten in graphite on the back of the photograph is "Sam. S. Ely. / Wisconsin". Printed on the back of the photograph is a mark for H.C. Phillips with "8664" handwritten in.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Military  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:
2017.30.5
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd541363fdd-c93d-4026-9a77-2423ceae8946
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.30.5