Tintype of a young woman with a child

Image for Tintype of a young woman with a child
Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
silver on iron photographic plate with wood and velvet
Dimensions
H x W x D (Closed): 3 5/8 × 3 3/8 × 5/8 in. (9.2 × 8.6 × 1.6 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 3 5/8 × 6 9/16 × 3/8 in. (9.2 × 16.7 × 1 cm)
Type
tintypes
portraits
Place collected
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1865
Description
This 1/6 plate tintype photograph depicts a young woman with a baby. The young woman is seated, wearing a dark colored dress and light colored lace collar. She stands the baby up on her lap. The baby wears a long, light-colored dress and has tinted pink cheeks. The tintype is housed in a wooden case with gilt highlighting, gold colored metal framing and red velvet lining.
Topic
African American
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2008.9.16
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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