Carte-de-visite portrait of Mrs. Maj. Hall

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3 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Hall, Maria Miller, American, 1831 - 1913
Owned by
Howland, Emily, American, 1827 - 1929
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 3 9/16 × 2 1/8 in. (9 × 5.4 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 × 2 3/8 in. (10.1 × 6.1 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place depicted
Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1864
Description
Carte-de-visite of Maria Miller Woodhull Hall photographed in bust portrait. Her face is turned one quarter to her right and she looks off camera. She is wearing a black cap with ruffled or ribbon details on the back of her head and a plaid dress with a large oval brooch at her front neck. Hall's head is at the center of the print, with the background behind it fading at the edges 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 at the bottom of the photograph is the text "Mrs. Maj. Hall / 1864". Handwritten in ink on the back of the photograph "Mrs. W. C. J. Hall / Jamestown / N.Y."
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten on the page in the lower left corner in graphite is the text "JAMESTOWN NY".
Topic
African American
Antislavery
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
2017.30.3
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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