Carte-de-visite portrait of Col. Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth

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3 images
Photograph by
Brady, Mathew, American, 1822 - 1896
Published by
E. and H.T. Anthony and Company, American, founded 1852
Subject of
Col. Ellsworth, Elmer Ephraim, American, 1837 - 1861
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 3/16 in. (8.6 × 5.5 cm)
H x W (Image and Sheet): 4 × 2 7/16 in. (10.2 × 6.2 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place captured
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1861
Description
Carte-de-visite of Col. Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth shown in three-quarter portrait. Ellsworth stands facing the camera with his right hand in his trouser pocket. He wears a light colored vest and trousers, a dark jacket, a dark cloak, a white shirt, and a dark necktie with a tie pin. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time. There is a double-lined border printed in gold ink surrounding the outside edges of the card mount.
Handwritten in graphite on the bottom of the print is the text "Col. Ellsworth killed / at Alexandria 1861". There is a mark for E. & H.T. Anthony 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 in the lower left corner of the album is the text "Anthony / Brady NY".
Topic
African American
Local and regional
Military
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
2017.30.31
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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