Carte-de-visite portrait of Mary Anna Longstreth

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3 images
Photograph by
Wenderoth, Taylor, & Brown, American, 1866 - 1884
Subject of
Longstreth, Mary Anna, American, 1811 - 1884
Owned by
Howland, Emily, American, 1827 - 1929
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 3 9/16 × 2 5/16 in. (9.1 × 5.8 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 × 2 1/2 in. (10.1 × 6.3 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place printed
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1870-1880
Description
Carte-de-visite of Mary Anna Longstreth shown in bust portrait. Her body is turned one quarter to her right, but her face is turned straight to the camera. Her hair is parted at the center and pulled into a high bun at the back of her head. Her cheeks are tinted pink. She wears a pinstriped dress, a white folded collar, and a white lace shawl is draped over her shoulders. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time.
Handwritten in graphite along the bottom of the print is the text "Mary Anna Longstreth" with "M.A. Longstreth" written below the print on the mount. A mark for Taylor & Brown 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 in the lower left corner of the album page is the text "TAYLOR & BROWN".
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Photography
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture shared with the Library of Congress
Object number
2017.30.14
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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