Daguerreotype of Rhoda Phillips

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Phillips, Rhoda, American, 1831 - 1906
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)
Type
daguerreotypes
Place captured
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1850
Description
A 1/9th plate daguerreotype of Rhoda Phillips (1831-1906), a woman who was born into slavery. She wears a dress with a flower pattern, lace cuffs, and a lace collar. The case is contemporary and has velvet lining.
Topic
African American
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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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