Carte-de-visite portrait of Nancy M. Johnson

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3 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Johnson, Nancy Maria, American, 1794 - 1890
Owned by
Howland, Emily, American, 1827 - 1929
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 3 7/8 × 2 3/16 in. (9.9 × 5.5 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 3/16 × 2 1/2 in. (10.6 × 6.4 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1875
Description
Carte-de-visite of Nancy Maria Donaldson Johnson shown in half portrait. She is turned one quarter to her right and looks off frame. Her hair is parted at the center and smoothed down to just above her ears where it is curled in ringlets. She wears an ornate lace and ribbon cap with lace tails on the back part of her head. She has on a dark colored bodice with a black velvet yoke embellishment, a white lace collar, and a chatelaine is pinned at her center front neck with the chain extending underneath and below her lace collar toward her left side waist. There is a gold border around the outside edge of the front of the mount.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite on the album page below the printed frame of the window is the text "Mrs. Johnson Washington sister of / Lived to be over 90."
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
2017.30.40
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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