Collection Search

Photograph of members of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry

  • Image for Photograph of members of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Image for Photograph of members of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry
2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, American, 1863 - 1865
Garrison, George Thompson, American, 1836 - 1904
Owned by
Garrison, William Lloyd, American, 1805 - 1879
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 10 5/8 × 15 13/16 in. (27 × 40.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 11/16 × 20 in. (37.3 × 50.8 cm)
Type
photographs
Place captured
Readville, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
1863-1865
Description
A photograph of 59 members of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry in uniform. The image features two (2) rows of people, with the back row of men standing and the front row of men either kneeling or lounging. The soldiers stand outside with a row of trees in the background. The image is on photo paper and has been adhered to a larger backing. The image has discoloration throughout, especially on the back. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
Topic
African American
Military
Photography
Slavery
United States--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
2014.115.5
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
See more items in
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