Photograph of Bessie Durr in a white dress

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Durr, Bessie, American
Owned by
Hattie Durr Whiddon Graham, American, 1873 - 1950
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mont
Dimensions
H x W (card): 3 5/8 x 3 1/4 in. (9.2 x 8.3 cm)
H x W (image): 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (4.8 x 3.8 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Date
ca. 1870
Description
A sepia toned cartes-de-visite photograph of a woman wearing a white dress with puffy shoulders. The dress has a high collar with a large bow at front. The photograph is in a cream colored card with two lines bordering the picture. The inner line is thin while the outer line is much thicker. On the front, at bottom is “Bessie Durr.” There is no inscription on the back.
Topic
African American
Families
Photography
United States--History--1865-1921
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donated by Don L. Durrah and D. Simone Durrah Logan in memory of Hattie J. Durr Whiddon Graham (1873-1950); Christopher Columbus Wayman Whiddon (1894-1973); Lina Irene
Object number
2014.61.3
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Hattie J. Durr Whiddon Graham Collection of Family Photographs
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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