Carte-de-visite portrait of Abby D. Munro

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3 images
Photograph by
Barnard, George N., American, 1819 - 1902
Subject of
Munro, Abby Davis, American, 1837 - 1913
Owned by
Howland, Emily, American, 1827 - 1929
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 3 11/16 × 2 1/4 in. (9.4 × 5.7 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 3/16 × 2 1/2 in. (10.6 × 6.4 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place made
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date
1876
Description
Carte-de-visite of Abby D. Munro shown in half portrait profile. She is sitting with her back facing foremost but her head turned in profile and her left side facing the camera. Her hair is parted at the center and then braided and wrapped into a bun at the back of her head. She wears a dark bodice with a high neck and a white ruffled lace collar. The print is cut into an oval shape and mounted on the card mount.
Handwritten in graphite on the photograph below the image is the text "A. D. Manro Charleston" and "Miss Abby D. Manro 1876" is handwritten in ink on the mount below the print. There is a mark on the back of the photograph for Barnard's studio.
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 "BARNARD 1876 / 263 King St. Charleston".
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Communities
Education
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
2017.30.16
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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