Albumen portrait of Charlotte S. Poulton mounted on paper

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  • Image for Albumen portrait of Charlotte S. Poulton mounted on paper
  • Image for Albumen portrait of Charlotte S. Poulton mounted on paper
3 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Poulton, Charlotte S., English, 1831 - 1910
Owned by
Howland, Emily, American, 1827 - 1929
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
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
albumen prints
portraits
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1865
Description
Albumen print of Charlotte S. Poulton mounted on paper. Poulton is shown in but portrait and is turned one quarter to her right looking off frame. Her hair is smoothed down and pulled behind her head, and she may be wearing a dark colored snood or cloth, but the print is blurry and difficult to tell. She is wearing a dark colored bodice with a white lace collar and a pin at her center front neck. The print is cut into an oval and adhered to a paper backing.
Handwritten along the bottom of the mount in graphite is the text "Charlotte S. Poulton".
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
2017.30.19
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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