On View
Slavery and Freedom Gallery
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Phillips, Rhoda, American, 1831 - 1906
Date
ca. 1850
Medium
silver amalgam, silver on copper photographic plates
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 2 x 2 1/2 in. (5.1 x 6.4 cm)
Description
A 1/9th plate daguerreotype portrait of Rhoda Phillips (1831-1906), a woman who was born enslaved and owned by the Clark-Gleaves family of Nashville, Tennessee, with whom she remained after emancipation. Phillips is seated in the image and wears a dress with a flower pattern, lace cuffs, and a lace collar. The case is contemporary and has a decorative gold metal frame and a red velvet lining.
Place captured
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Type
daguerreotypes
portraits
Topic
American South
Photography
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.34
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd533d1a70b-94d8-465e-9bf5-1b369fc09f20
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