Ambrotype of a Civil War soldier

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Created by
Littlefield, Parsons & Co., American, 1858 - 1866
Medium
collodion and silver on glass photographic plates
Dimensions
Closed: 3 × 2 5/8 × 7/8 in. (7.6 × 6.7 × 2.2 cm)
Open: 3 × 5 1/8 × 9/16 in. (7.6 × 13 × 1.4 cm)
3 x 5 in. (7.6 x 12.7 cm)
Type
ambrotypes
portraits
Date
1861-1865
Description
A black-and-white photograph of a man from the waist up. He wears a button-down coat and a kepi and holds a rifle against his left soldier. Image is in a full case with blue velvet.
Topic
African American
Military
Photography
Slavery
United States Colored Troops
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2008.9.2
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
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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