Carte-de-visite portrait of Eugene Dowe

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3 images
Photograph by
Thompson, Lucius
Subject of
Dow, Francis Eugene, American, 1842 - 1924
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 Eugene Dowe shown in bust portrait. He faces the camera directly and his hair is parted on his right side and smoothed down on the top of his head, but left curling on the sides. He has a mustache. Dowe wears a dark colored jacket and vest, a white shirt, and a light colored bowtie. The edges of the image are purposefully faded in the popular style of the time.
Handwritten in graphite on the bottom of the print is the text "Eugene Dowe". 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.
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Education
Photography
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
2017.30.39
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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