Daguerreotype of William Lloyd Garrison

Photograph by
Cutting & Turner, American
Subject of
Garrison, William Lloyd, American, 1805 - 1879
Owned by
Garrison, George Thompson, American, 1836 - 1904
Date
ca. 1860
Medium
silver amalgam, silver on copper photographic plates
Dimensions
H x W x D (Closed): 3 11/16 × 3 5/16 × 3/8 in. (9.4 × 8.4 × 1 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 3 11/16 × 6 5/8 × 3/8 in. (9.4 × 16.8 × 1 cm)
Description
A daguerreotype of William Lloyd Garrison in a case. In the portrait, Garrison is wearing a suit and glasses and looking off to the left. The exterior of the case is black with gold trim. The interior has embossed red velvet on the left side and the photograph inside a gold oval frame on the right. The glass over the image is heavily scratched. Stamped into the bottom left corner of the frame: "CUTTING & TURNER / 10 TREMONT ROW". And in the bottom right corner: "AMBROTYPE. / PAT. JULY. 11-54"
Place made
10 Tremont Row, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Abolitionist movement
Type
daguerreotypes
portraits
Topic
Antislavery
Photography
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Garrison Family in memory of George Thompson Garrison
Object number
2014.115.10
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52b6ef485-c50f-41f6-9d79-6b3395a46bf8
4 image(s)