Carte-de-visite portrait of Charles Sumner

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3 images
Photograph by
Brady, Mathew, American, 1822 - 1896
Printed by
E. and H.T. Anthony and Company, American, founded 1852
Subject of
Sumner, Charles, American, 1811 - 1874
Owned by
Howland, Emily, American, 1827 - 1929
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 3 3/8 × 2 1/8 in. (8.5 × 5.4 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 × 2 3/8 in. (10.2 × 6.1 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1860s
Description
Carte-de-visite of Charles Sumner in full length seated profile. Sumner is pictured with his left profile facing the camera. His hands are resting in his lap and his left leg is crossed over his right leg at the knee. He is wearing a light colored vest and trousers with a white shirt, dark tie, and dark jacket. Spats peak out below his pant legs, partially covering his dark colored low-heeled shoes. His hair is moderately long and he has long sideburns. Sumner is seated in a carved armchair with an upholstered seat with a round wooden side table behind him. A stack of books, some loose papers, and possibly an inkstand are placed on the table. The floor of the room is covered in a geometric patterned carpet. There is a double-lined border printed in gold ink surrounding the outside edges of the card mount.
Printed on the back of the photograph is E. and H.T. Anthony's mark.
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 bottom of the printed frame of the window on the album page is the text "Charles Sumner". Handwritten in the lower left corner of the album page in graphite is the name "E ANTHONY-BRADY".
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Photography
Politics (Practical)
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
2017.30.1
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
See more items in
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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