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Photograph by:
Henry Ulke, German American, 1821 - 1910  Search this
Subject of:
Hubert Gideon Welles, American, 1858 - 1862  Search this
Elizabeth Keckly, American, 1818 - 1907  Search this
Medium:
albumen and silver on photographic paper on cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 3 3/4 × 2 1/4 in. (9.5 × 5.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 4 1/8 × 2 3/8 in. (10.5 × 6.1 cm)
Type:
cartes-de-visite
portraits
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1862; printed 1865
Description:
Carte-de-visite of a young boy identified as Hubert Gideon Welles, dressed in an outfit said to be sewn by Elizabeth Keckley. The child wears a light colored blouse under a checked long sleeve jacket, fastened closed at the collar. On the bottom he wears a matching checked skirt with a wide solid color band towards the hem. The child stands next to an ornate wood chair, holding on to the chair back. On the reverse of the card is text that reads "HENRY ULKE, / 278 Pennsylvania Avenue, / Washington, D.C. / 1865."
Topic:
African American  Search this
Children  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Families  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2018.35.2.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd547d131f1-99bb-43bc-9987-a34b66044624
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.35.2.3