Carte-de-visite portrait of Emma V. Brown

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4 images
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
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
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)
albumen prints
Collection title
Emily Howland Photograph Album
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Slavery and Freedom
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Place captured
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
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".
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)
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
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain

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