Carte-de-visite portrait of S. J. Bowen

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3 images
Photograph by
Ulke, Henry, German-American, 1821 - 1910
Subject of
Bowen, Sayles Jenks, American, 1813 - 1896
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 3/8 in. (9.8 × 6 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 3/16 × 2 7/16 in. (10.7 × 6.2 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place depicted
United States, North and Central America
Date
1866
Description
Carte-de-visite of Sayles Jenks Bowen in half bust portrait. Bowen's body faces to the camera, but his head is a quarter turn to his right and he looks off camera. His hair is parted on his left side and smoothed down and he has a full beard. His cheeks are tinted pink. He wears a dark jacket and vest, dark bowtie, and white shirt. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time.
Handwritten in graphite on the bottom of the print is the name "S. J. Bowen". There is a green and white 3 cent canceled revenue stamp on the back of the print featuring George Washington with HU / NY written over it in ink with Henry Ulke's mark printed above it.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite at the lower left corner of the album page is the text "HENRY ULKE PHOTO."
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Photography
Politics (Practical)
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
2017.30.8
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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