Waiting for the Hour

Created by
Heard & Moseley, American
Subject of
Carlton, William Tolman, American, 1818 - 1888
Date
1863
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)
Title
Carte-de-visite of an emancipation watch night meeting
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."
Place made
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
Topic
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
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5645cd390-4508-42cc-ba03-6c12d3c04e95