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Photograph by:
Henry Ulke, German American, 1821 - 1910  Search this
Subject of:
Sayles Jenks Bowen, American, 1813 - 1896  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 7/8 × 2 3/8 in. (9.8 × 6 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 3/16 × 2 7/16 in. (10.7 × 6.2 cm)
albumen prints
Place depicted:
United States, North and Central America
Carte-de-visite of Sayles Jenks Bowen in half bust portrait. Bowen's body faces to the camera, but his head is a quarter turn to his right and he looks off camera. His hair is parted on his left side and smoothed down and he has a full beard. His cheeks are tinted pink. He wears a dark jacket and vest, dark bowtie, and white shirt. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time.
Handwritten in graphite on the bottom of the print is the name "S. J. Bowen". There is a green and white 3 cent canceled revenue stamp on the back of the print featuring George Washington with HU / NY written over it in ink with Henry Ulke's mark printed above it.
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 lower left corner of the album page is the text "HENRY ULKE PHOTO."
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Photography  Search this
Politics  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