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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
United States Colored Troops  Search this
United States--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
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