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Photograph by:
Henry C. Cushing, American, 1833 - 1896  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified  Search this
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
H x W (image): 3 9/16 × 1 15/16 in. (9 × 5 cm)
H x W x D (card): 3 15/16 × 2 1/4 in. (10 × 5.7 cm)
albumen prints
Place captured:
Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont, United States, North and Central America
A reddish-brown photograph of an unidentified Union soldier posed in a photographer’s studio. The man is standing slightly off-center and is wearing a nine-button frock coat with a high collar. The coat has contrasting piping around the collar and sleeves. He is also wearing straight trousers, heavy boots, and a slouched kepi hat with a leather band. He is standing, looking straight at the camera, in front of a colonnade railing with fluted rock supports. Though it is too faded to see, there is presumably an idyllic city or landscape behind him. His left hand is propped on a low riser next to a column topped with a hanging flag and tassels. The back of the photograph has a studio mark at center that reads “Photographed by/ CUSHING,/Woodstock, VT.” Also printed on the back at the bottom of the card is “Negatives Preserved.”
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
United States Colored Troops  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Liljenquist Family
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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