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Carte-de-visite of Thomas Wiggins, also known as Blind Tom

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Photograph by
Germon, Washington L., American, 1821 - 1877
Subject of
Wiggins, Thomas Greene, American, 1849 - 1908
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3 7/8 × 2 1/2 × 1/16 in. (9.8 × 6.4 × 0.2 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place printed
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1870
Description
A yellowish brown albumen print cartes-de-visite photograph of Thomas Wiggins. He is sitting in a chair with his left side facing the camera. He is holding a piece of paper with his right hand. His left hand is resting on his knee. A textile is on the left side of the photograph. A curtain is on the right side of the photograph. A textile is on the left side of the photograph. Printed on the bottom of the card mount is “Germon,” and “914 Arch St. Phila.”
Topic
African American
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Photography
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of William Berkley
Object number
2014.9
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture