Carte-de-visite portrait of Emperor Maximilian

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3 images
Photograph by
Burgess, Andrew, American, 1837 - 1908
Printed by
Bailey, French
Subject of
Emperor Maximilian I, Austrian, 1832 - 1867
Owned by
Howland, Emily, American, 1827 - 1929
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 3 1/2 × 2 1/16 in. (8.9 × 5.3 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 × 2 7/16 in. (10.1 × 6.2 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place depicted
Mexico, Latin America, North and Central America
Date
1864; printed later
Description
Carte-de-visite of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico shown in three quarter portrait. He is standing and facing the camera with his right hand resting on the back of a side chair and his left hand hanging at his side near his sword. He has a full beard and mustache and is wearing a military dress uniform with several pins on his left breast and wide fringed epaulettes. Printed below the image is the text, "Photographie, Bailey, Paris. / MAXIMILIAN."
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 "Maximilian".
Topic
African American
International affairs
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture shared with the Library of Congress
Object number
2017.30.29
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Emily Howland Photograph Album
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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