Carte-de-visite portrait of Willy Hall

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3 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Hall, William Woodhull, American, 1853 - 1864
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 3/16 in. (8.9 × 5.5 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 × 2 3/8 in. (10.1 × 6.1 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place depicted
Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1860
Description
Carte-de-visite of William Woodhull "Willy" Hall in full-length standing portrait. Hall wears a round-brimmed hat with a feather and buckle on the front of the band, a white and black zigzag patterned scarf tied around his neck, a plaid inverness coat that falls mid-thigh, white mittens, long dark pants, and dark shoes with round toes. His left hand hangs at his side, while his right is held in front of his chest. He faces the camera but is looking off to his right. There is a double-lined border printed in gold ink surrounding the outside edges of the card mount.
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 with this photograph is the text "Willy Hall died 1864 / at Camp Distribution Va."
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Children
Photography
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
2017.30.2
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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