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Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Edwin Thomas Booth, 13 Nov 1833 - 7 Jun 1893  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.9 × 6.2 × 0.3 cm (3 1/2 × 2 7/16 × 1/8")
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:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Edwin Thomas Booth: Male  Search this
Edwin Thomas Booth: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Edwin Thomas Booth: Performing Arts\Theater manager  Search this
Edwin Thomas Booth: Performing Arts\Producer\Theater producer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M288
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm404a22824-64fd-490c-847c-25c37e05ba01
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M288