Card photograph of three unidentified men wearing ribbons on their jackets

Photograph by
Poisson, Joseph H., 1864 - 1935
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Owned by
Williams, Beatrice
ca. 1900
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper on card mount
H x W (sheet): 3 13/16 × 3 3/4 in. (9.7 × 9.5 cm)
H x W (image): 2 3/4 × 2 13/16 in. (7 × 7.1 cm)
This black-and-white photograph by Joseph H. Poisson shows three (3) unidentified men who all wear dark suits, hats, and each have a wide ribbon attached to their proper left jacket lapel. Two men are seated with the third standing behind and between them, with his hands resting on their shoulders. The seated man on the left and the standing man both have light-colored ribbons with symbols printed in a darker color on them, while the man seated on the right has a plain dark-colored ribbon. The man on the right is clean-shaven, while the other two have mustaches. The photograph is mounted to a nearly square piece of pasteboard with an embossed frame design. The photographer's name and studio location are printed below the photograph. The reverse is blank. The photograph is from the album 2016.111.
Place captured
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Media Arts-Photography
card photographs
gelatin silver prints
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of JoAnn Oxley Foster
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
2 image(s)