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Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Rush Christopher Hawkins, 14 Sep 1831 - 20 Oct 1920  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.3 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/8")
Support Plate: 9.4 × 19.1 × 0.2 cm (3 11/16 × 7 1/2 × 1/16")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1861
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\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Weapon  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Feather  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Rush Christopher Hawkins: Male  Search this
Rush Christopher Hawkins: Law and Crime\Lawyer  Search this
Rush Christopher Hawkins: Literature\Publisher  Search this
Rush Christopher Hawkins: Military and Intelligence\Soldier  Search this
Rush Christopher Hawkins: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Rush Christopher Hawkins: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Rush Christopher Hawkins: Military and Intelligence\Soldier\Mexican War  Search this
Rush Christopher Hawkins: Sports and Recreation\Collector  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M3038.2
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/sm4b739194e-d577-433a-b5e1-6479686b7949
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M3038.2