Carte-de-visite portrait of Carrie N. Lacy

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3 images
Photograph by
Ulke, Henry, German-American, 1821 - 1910
Subject of
Lacy, Caroline N., American, 1838 - 1898
Owned by
Howland, Emily, American, 1827 - 1929
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 3 3/4 × 2 7/16 in. (9.6 × 6.2 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 3/16 × 2 1/2 in. (10.7 × 6.3 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place printed
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1865
Description
Carte-de-visite of Caroline "Carrie" N. Lacy shown in full portrait. Lacy stands with her body facing one quarter to her right but her face is turned straight to the camera. Her right hand resting on the back of a carved Gothic revival style side chair. Her left hand is at her side and she is holding a black beaver hat with a heavily embellished ruffled lace hat band. Her hair is parted at the center and braided on the sides extending to the nape of her neck. Her cheeks and lips are tinted pink. She wears a dark colored dress and a dark cloak over it. A chatelaine is pinned at her front neck with a long chain and a long ribbon extending from it, though the objects at the ends are not visible and appear to be tucked into her waist or under her cloak.
A mark for Henry Ulke is printed on the back of the photograph.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite inside the bottom border of the printed frame of the album page is the text "Carrie N. Lacy". Handwritten in graphite in the lower left corner of the album page is the text "HENRY ULKE".
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Communities
Photography
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture shared with the Library of Congress
Object number
2017.30.13
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Emily Howland Photograph Album
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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