Tintype portrait of Miss Allen

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3 images
Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Howland, Emily, American, 1827 - 1929
Medium
collodion and silver on iron with lacquer
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 1 15/16 × 1 11/16 in. (4.9 × 4.3 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 3 7/8 × 2 5/16 in. (9.8 × 5.9 cm)
Type
tintypes
portraits
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Date
1865
Description
Tintype of Miss Allen shown in bust portrait. She is turned one quarter to her left, but is looking at the camera. Her cheeks are tinted pink. Her hair is parted at the center and gathered in a chignon at the nape of her neck. She wears a light colored blouse with a dark oval brooch pinned at her front neck. A long, dark, single strand beaded necklace is around her neck. The tintype is placed in its original "Potters Patent" die-cut paper frame, with an oval cut out to display the image. Around the cut out is a heavily ornate embossed frame.
Handwritten in graphite on the mount below the tintype is the text "Miss Allen Freedmen / teacher / 1865"
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
Education
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
2017.30.23
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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