Photograph by
J. P. Ball & Son, American, 1845 - 1904
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Date
1887-1900
Medium
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 5 1/2 × 3 13/16 in. (13.9 × 9.7 cm)
H x W (Overall): 6 1/2 × 4 5/16 in. (16.5 × 10.9 cm)
Description
A black-and-white photograph of an unidentified infant photographed at the J. P. Ball & Son studio in Helena, Montana. The photograph is mounted on light-colored pasteboard with the name and location of the photo studio printed on the front along the bottom. The portrait shows a baby in a Christening gown seated in a cloth-covered piece of furniture. There is an inscription in blue ink on the back of the card as well as a printed reproduction of John Vanderlyn's "Landing of Columbus".
Place captured
Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
cabinet photographs
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
American West
Business
Children
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.37.28.41
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d3996a8e-d5ec-469c-aca2-f72bca50449a
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