Tintype in a paper case of three unidentified young women seated

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8 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
collodion and silver on iron with lacquer with paper
Dimensions
H x W (a): 4 × 2 7/16 in. (10.2 × 6.2 cm)
H x W (b): 4 1/2 × 2 15/16 in. (11.4 × 7.5 cm)
Type
envelopes
tintypes
portraits
Place collected
United States, North and Central America
Date
1870s
Description
This tintype (a) depicts three (3) unidentified young women seated and facing the camera. The woman at center is slightly in front of the other two. She wears a dark-colored dress with a lighter printed design and a pointed white collar. She holds a box or a thick book in her lap, and gilt is added to one of her left fingers and at the center of her collar. The woman at the right side wears a light-colored overdress with dark floral print design and a light-colored skirt with a ruffled hem. Gilt is added to an oval brooch she wears at her neck over a small rounded collar. The woman at the left side wears a white muslin blouse and apron over a light-colored skirt. Gilt is added to one of her right fingers and a red bow is colored in at her neck. All three women wear their hair pulled up at the back. Their faces have been hand tinted. The reverse is blank. The tintype is placed inside a paper envelope (b) with an oval-shaped window cut into one side. Gilt print lines the window and text below it reads "Patented July 8th, 1883".
Topic
African American
Photography
Youth
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jan Kathleen Bourgeois
Object number
2014.137.3ab
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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