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Subject of:
John Hines, American  Search this
15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, American, 1862 - 1865  Search this
albumen and silver photographic paper with ink on card mount
H x W: 3 15/16 × 2 1/2 in. (10 × 6.3 cm)
albumen prints
Place depicted:
Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
An albumen photograph carte-de-visite of John Hines, a formerly enslaved man and the cook of Company K, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Hines is seated in a wooden chair with his hands in his lap. He is wearing a military uniform which is unbuttoned in the middle. Hines wears a hat with an insignia on front of crossed swords. The photograph is taken in a studio with a simple backdrop. The bottom of the photograph has an inscription and signature that reads, [John / his / x / mark / Hines / Cook of. / "K"]. There are no marks or inscriptions on the verso.
African American  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
Self-liberation  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Liljenquist Family
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture