Carte-de-visite portrait of Agnes and Slocum Howland

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3 images
Photograph by
Van Gorden, C.E., American, 1847 - 1925
Subject of
Howland, Agnes, American, 1859 - 1925
Howland, Slocum, American, 1870 - 1922
Owned by
Howland, Emily, American, 1827 - 1929
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 4 × 2 3/16 in. (10.1 × 5.5 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 3/16 × 2 1/2 in. (10.6 × 6.4 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place made
Catskill, Greene County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1875
Description
Carte-de-visite of Agnes and Slocum Howland. Agnes is seated and facing the camera, with Slocum standing to her left and also facing the camera. Agnes has her hair pulled away from her face and left loose in back. She wears a dark colored dress with a large white bow tied around her neck. Slocum wears a frock and short jacket in a medium color trimmed in dark velvet. His right elbow is propped on Agnes's left thigh and her right hand rests in her lap next to his arm.
The text "C.E. Van Gorden, / 93 Main Street, / CATSKILL, N.Y." is printed on the back of the photograph.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite inside the bottom border of the printed frame of the album page is the text "Agnes + Slocum Howland".
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Children
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture shared with the Library of Congress
Object number
2017.30.27
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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