Carte-de-visite portrait of Wendell Phillips

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3 images
Photograph by
Fredricks, Charles DeForest, American, 1823 - 1894
Subject of
Phillips, Wendell, American, 1811 - 1884
Owned by
Howland, Emily, American, 1827 - 1929
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 3 1/8 × 2 3/16 in. (7.9 × 5.5 cm)
H x W (Image and Sheet): 4 1/8 × 2 5/8 in. (10.4 × 6.7 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1865
Description
Carte-de-visite of Wendell Phillips shown in half portrait. Phillips is seated and turned one quarter to his right. His hair is combed down over his ears and he is clean shaven. He is wearing a dark jacket with a velvet collar detail, a white shirt with a high collar, a dark neck tie, and plaid pants. The print is cut in an oval shape and adhered onto the paper mount.
There is a mark for Charles D. Fredericks & Co. 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 inside the bottom border of the printed frame of the album page is the text "Wendell Phillips." Handwritten in graphite at the bottom left of the album page is the text "cd Fredricks / 581 Broad."
Topic
African American
Antislavery
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
2017.30.46
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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