Albumen print of Millie and Christine McCoy

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2 images
Photograph by
Eisenmann, Charles, 1855 - 1927
Subject of
McCoy, Millie and Christine, American, 1851 - 1912
Owned by
Sullivan, Maxine, American, 1911 - 1987
Medium
albumen and silver on paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 5 3/8 × 3 13/16 in. (13.7 × 9.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 6 3/8 × 4 1/8 in. (16.2 × 10.5 cm)
Type
albumen prints
portraits
Place depicted
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1880s -1890s
Description
A photographic print of conjoined women Millie and Christine McCoy. The photograph features the women standing facing the camera. They are wearing a long sleeved dress with a long skirt. The skirt has two layers of additional fabric in tiers that stretch the width of the women. A chair is partially visible in the back right of the photograph. The photograph is mounted on heavier paper that has a scalloped edging and the name of the photography studio printed in gold at the bottom. The back of the photograph has a partial inscription of name.
Topic
African American
Entertainers
Photography
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.29.119
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Maxine Sullivan Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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