On View
Military History Gallery
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
Manufactured by
Owned by
Captain Prickitt, William A., American, 1839 - 1929
Subject of
Henry Hovington, American, 1829 - 1907
Mitchell, George H., American, born 1844
Shorts, Prince, American, 1840 - 1895
Sorden, Bayard, American, 1840 - 1920
Tennant, Theodore, American, died 1898
Watson, George H., American, born 1846
Spurrier, John H., American, born 1834
Johnson, Stephen, American, born 1832
Morris, William H., American, 1814 - 1894
Frister, Solomon, American, 1838 - 1914
White, Hiram H., American, 1846 - 1917
White, Isaiah, American, 1840 - 1920
Wilson, Christopher A., American, born 1846
Washington, George, American, born 1845
Walls, John W., American, 1845 - 1898
Tall, James, American, 1845 - 1932
25th Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry, American, 1864 - 1865
Photograph album: leather, metal, paper;
Albumen prints: albumen and silver on paper;
Tintypes: collodion and silver on iron with lacquer
H x W x D (Closed): 2 × 1 13/16 × 7/8 in. (5.1 × 4.6 × 2.2 cm)
H x W x D (Opened): 2 × 4 × 7/8 in. (5.1 × 10.2 × 2.2 cm)
A pocket-sized photo album containing four albumen prints and fourteen tintypes of seventeen African American Union soldiers from the 25th Regiment, United States Colored Troops (USCT), Company G. One soldier, James Tall, is represented twice. All but one of the men has been identified. The names of the soldiers are written in black ink beneath their photographs. The front pastedown endpaper has “Tin Type Album” and “113” printed on it in gold colored ink. The number is inside a diamond shape. It is also bordered with a wavy gold colored line. The photographs are oriented differently from the printed text on the endpaper. The photographs are in pages with oval cutouts. Two gold colored patterned designs border the cutouts. There are six blank pages (three leaves) at the end of the photograph album. The photograph album has part of a metal latch on the front cover.
Transcription Center Status
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Media Arts-Photography
photograph albums
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Aneita Gates, on behalf of her son, Kameron Gates, and all the Descendants of Captain William A. Prickitt
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Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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