Tintype portrait of Col. C. W. Folsom

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3 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Col. Folsom, Charles W., American, 1826 - 1904
Owned by
Howland, Emily, American, 1827 - 1929
Medium
collodion and silver on iron with lacquer
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 1 3/16 × 15/16 in. (3 × 2.4 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 1 5/8 × 2 1/2 in. (4.1 × 6.3 cm)
Type
tintypes
portraits
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1865
Description
Tintype of Colonel Charles William Folsom shown in half portrait. Folsom's body faces the camera, but his head is turned one quarter to his right and he looks off frame. He is slightly baling and has a full beard and mustache. He wears spectacles with thin wire frames. He is wearing a dark suit jacket and vest, white shirt, and black bowtie. The tintype is housed in its original "Potters Patent" die-cut paper frame, with an oval frame cut out to show the image. A double line border is embossed around the oval cut out.
Handwritten in graphite on the mount below the tintype is the text "Col. C. W. Folsom".
The tintype is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print.
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Military
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
2017.30.18
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