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Waiting for the Hour

Carte-de-visite of an emancipation watch night meeting

Image for Waiting for the Hour
Created by
Heard & Moseley, American
Subject of
Carlton, William Tolman, American, 1818 - 1888
Medium
albumen and silver nitrate on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (10.8 x 6.4 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
Place made
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
1863
Description
Carte-de-visite of a group of African Americans gathered around a man with a pocket watch, leaning on a pulpit made out of U.S. Sanitation Commission crates. A sign on the wall reads "1 Jan-Slaves Forever Free." The text in chain links on the sides read "Waiting for the Hour - Watch Meeting Dec 31, 1862."
Topic
African American
Emancipation
Law
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.77.7
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture