Carte-de-visite portrait of Mary Ann Donaldson

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4 images
Photograph by
Ulke, Julius, German-American, 1833 - 1910
Subject of
Donaldson, Mary Ann, American, 1798 - 1881
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 made
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1875
Description
Carte-de-visite of Mary Ann Donaldson shown in half portrait. She is turned one quarter to her left 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 a white lace cap with lace tails and black rosettes at the ears on the back part of her head. She has on a dark colored bodice and a white lace collar. Printed below the image is the text "JULIUS ULKE, WASH., D.C.".
There is a mark for Julius Ulke 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 on the album page below the printed frame of the window is the text "Miss Donaldson of Washington."
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
2017.30.41
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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