Carte-de-visite portrait of Mary Shriner

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3 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Shriner, Mary Siveter, English-American, 1826 - 1905
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 1/16 in. (9.3 × 5.3 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 × 2 1/2 in. (10.1 × 6.3 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Date
1860-1866
Description
Carte-de-visite of Mary Shriner shown in bust portrait. She is facing the camera directly. Her hair is parted at the center and then gathered into a dark snood with a floral decorative element at the center top of her head. She wears a dark colored bodice and a thin black velvet ribbon with short tails is crossed and pinned at her center front neck. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time. There is a double-lined border printed in gold ink surrounding the outside edges of the card mount.
Handwritten in graphite along the bottom of the print is the text "Mary Shriner" with the text "née Siveter" written vertically along the bottom right side of the print.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print.
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture shared with the Library of Congress
Object number
2017.30.17
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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