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Photograph by:
Mathew Brady, American, 1822 - 1896  Search this
Subject of:
Gideon Welles, American, 1802 - 1878  Search this
Medium:
albumen and silver on photographic paper on cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 4 1/2 × 3 7/16 in. (11.5 × 8.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 6 5/16 × 4 1/8 in. (16.1 × 10.5 cm)
Type:
cartes-de-visite
portraits
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1860-1878
Description:
This cabinet card depicts Gideon Welles on a Mathew Brady mount. Shown from the waist up, he wears a black frock coat and waistcoat over a white shirt. A pocket watch chain T-bar is visible in one buttonhole. There is text at the bottom left corner of the card mount that reads "Brady, Photo, New York." The reverse of the card mount has text that reads "Imperial Carte de Visite, / by/ BRADY/ NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY/ No. 785 Broadway, / New York, / 627 Pennsylvania Avenue, / Washington, / D. C."
Topic:
African American  Search this
Government  Search this
Military  Search this
Politics  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
Object number:
2018.35.2.4
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/fd58c1213ed-08a6-47ae-a636-d5954dcfda44
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.35.2.4