Carte-de-visite of a sailor named Jim

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W: 3 15/16 x 2 7/16 in. (10 x 6.2 cm)
H x W x D (Framed): 4 1/8 x 2 11/16 x 1 1/2 in. (10.5 x 6.8 x 3.8 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Date
late 19th century
Description
An off white and black studio photograph of an African American sailor standing with his right hand resting on a small pillar. His left hand is resting on his hip and his left arm is bent at the elbow. He is wearing a sailor’s uniform with an unidentifiable lozenge on left sleeve. A book is on the pillar and a curtain is on the left side of the photograph. Below the image written in pencil is “Jim” and “my servant.” The photograph is inscribed on the back.
Topic
African American
Military
Photography
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.155.55
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

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