Carte-de-visite portrait of Emma V. Brown

Photograph by
M.P & A.I. Rice, American, 1874 - 1876
Subject of
Montgomery, Emma V., American, 1846 - 1902
Rice, Moses P., born 1839
Owned by
Howland, Emily, American, 1827 - 1929
Date
1874-1876
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 3 5/8 × 2 5/16 in. (9.2 × 5.8 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 3/16 × 2 1/2 in. (10.6 × 6.4 cm)
Description
Carte-de-visite of Emma V. Brown shown in half portrait. Her body faces the camera but her head is turned one quarter to her right and she looks off frame. Her hair is gathered loosely and in long ringlets that hang down behind her head. She wears a dark bodice with a ruffled front and collar with a white ruffled lace standing collar under it. A circular brooch is pinned at her center front neck. She wears circular dangling earrings. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time.
Handwritten in ink below the photograph on the mount is the text, "Emma V. Brown / my pupil & friend". There is a mark for M.P & A.I. Rice 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 "E. V. Brown" and at the bottom left of the album page is the text "M P Rice / 1217 Washington DC".
Place captured
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Emily Howland Photograph Album
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Abolitionist movement
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Topic
Antislavery
Communities
Education
Photography
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture shared with the Library of Congress
Object number
2017.30.37
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59470380e-56e3-4a68-8443-d2cda6da9c40
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