Carte-de-visite portrait of Miss Laura W. Stebbins

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3 images
Photograph by
Thompson, Lucius
Subject of
Stebbins, Laura W., American, 1821 - 1870
Owned by
Howland, Emily, American, 1827 - 1929
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 3 7/16 × 2 1/4 in. (8.7 × 5.7 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 3 15/16 × 2 7/16 in. (10 × 6.2 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place made
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1865
Description
Carte-de-visite of Miss Laura W. Stebbins shown in bust portrait. She is facing the camera directly. Her hair is parted and smoothed down tightly then gathered behind her head. She wears a dark colored bodice with a plain white collar and a large oval brooch is pinned at her center front neck. The edges of the image are purposefully faded in the popular style of the time.
Handwritten in graphite below the image on the photograph is the text "Miss Laura W. Stebbins" with "died 1870" written below the print on the mount. Printed on the back of the photograph is the text "L. Thompson / 12 Shetucket St., Norwich, Conn."
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite at the bottom left of the album page is the text "L. THOMPSON / Norwich Conn. Died 1870".
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Communities
Education
Photography
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)
United States--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
2017.30.38
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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