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Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
P. T. Barnum, 5 Jul 1810 - 7 Apr 1891  Search this
Ernestine de Faiber, 1843 - ?  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.2 cm (3 1/2 × 2 5/16 × 1/16")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1860-70
Collection Description:
The Frederick Hill Meserve Collection comprises more than five thousand Civil War-era portrait negatives from the Mathew Brady photography studio in New York City. The collection, which the National Portrait Gallery acquired in 1981, includes portraits of generals, politicians, diplomats, painters, and performers. It also contains depictions of “Human Curiosities” at P. T. Barnum’s American Museum in New York City, that, although highly exploitative, help to document the historical representations of disability in the United States.
La Colección Frederick Hill Meserve contiene más de 5,000 negativos de retratos de la época de la Guerra Civil provenientes del estudio fotográfico de Mathew Brady en la ciudad de Nueva York. Adquirida por la National Portrait Gallery en 1981, la colección incluye retratos de militares, políticos, diplomáticos y artistas. También contiene imágenes de “curiosidades humanas” exhibidas en el American Museum de P.T. Barnum en Nueva York. Estas últimas, a pesar de su índole degradante, nos ayudan a documentar la representación histórica de las personas discapacitadas en EE.UU.
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Interior  Search this
Architecture\Arch  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Flower  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Headdress\Crown  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Bow  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Costume\Footwear\Ballet slippers  Search this
P. T. Barnum: Male  Search this
P. T. Barnum: Performing Arts\Performer\Showman  Search this
P. T. Barnum: Performing Arts\Circus owner  Search this
P. T. Barnum: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Cultural organization administrator\Museum  Search this
Ernestine de Faiber: Female  Search this
Ernestine de Faiber: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M2340
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm418e5aa1d-9625-4c82-8c43-b72722a6cb76
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M2340