Matted tintype of Bachus

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9 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Bachus
Medium
collodion and silver on iron with lacquer, paper
Dimensions
H x W (2014.20.1.1a (tintype)): 3 11/16 × 2 1/2 in. (9.4 × 6.4 cm)
H x W (2014.20.1.1b (mat)): 4 13/16 × 3 1/16 in. (12.2 × 7.8 cm)
Type
tintypes
portraits
Date
1860s
Description
2014.20.1a: A matted tintype of Bachus, an enslaved man. The image is a studio portrait that features Bachus wearing a top hat, coat, waistcoat, pants, and boots. He holds a cane in his right hand and rests his left hand on a prop fence.
2014.20.1b: The tintype has a discolored paper mat with red borders. The back of the mat is red and there is no inscription.
Topic
African American
Photography
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Mary Moody Northen Endowment
Object number
2014.20.1.1ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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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