A stereographic postcard of Howard University in the late 19th century

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2 images
Created by
Woodward, Charles Warren, American, 1836 - 1894
Subject of
Howard University, American, founded 1867
Medium
albumen , sodium chloride and silver nitrate on photographic paper and cardboard
Dimensions
H x W: 3 1/2 x 7 in. (8.9 x 17.8 cm)
Type
stereographs
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
late 19th century
Description
A sterograph produced by C. W. Woodward, date unknown, of an outdoor scene titled: "1482. Howard University, Washington City, D.C." below the image. The stereograph is rectangular in shape with two identical albumen photographs that are square-shaped attached to a piece of cardboard. Both images feature a stately University building in the background with a large group of African American men and women in the foreground standing or lounging on the lawn. The left edge of the stereograph contains the following textual information inside a decorative banner: "C.W. Woodward, Rochester, N.Y." while the right side contains the following: "Washington City, D.C." inside a decorative banner.
Topic
African American
Architecture
Education
Local and regional
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.155.171
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture