Carte de visite of Sgt. Jacob Johns (19th USCT)

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Johns, Jacob, American, died 1867
19th United States Colored Infantry, 1863 - 1867
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 3 7/8 × 2 3/8 in. (9.8 × 6 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date
1864-1867
Description
This carte-de-visite has a photographic print depicting Sergeant Jacob Johns seated, facing the viewer with his gloved hands resting on his lap. His right elbow is resting on a small, circular side table, while it appears he is holding his left arm up without support. Johns is wearing an oversized four-button sack coat with an outside slash pocket. His uniform includes sergeant bars sewn onto the sleeves of his coat, pants with a dark stripe down the outer side of each leg, a belt with a rectangular metal belt plate, gloves, a sword and sash, and a medal pinned to his proper left chest. Johns wears a goatee. The carte-de-visite is inscribed and signed in ink along the bottom of the mount, reading "Your Obt. Servt, / Jacob Johns". The reverse of the mount is blank.
Topic
African American
Military
Photography
Slavery
United States Colored Troops
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number
2015.222.8
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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