Photographic postcard of WWI soldier

Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Date
1917-1918
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 5 1/2 × 3 9/16 in. (13.9 × 9 cm)
Description
Photographic postcard of an unidentified World War I soldier. The soldier is wearing a full uniform with a cap, high-collared jacket with center buttons, wool trousers and dark puttees wrapped from ankle to knee. The soldier is looking at the camera in the center of the photograph. He stands with his proper right hand leaning on a table with long legs. On the table is a vase with flowers. The studio backdrop behind him has a stairway with a decorative handrail and trees behind. The photograph has a white border surrounding the image. The image is vertical while the postcard is horizontal. The back of the postcard has the words, [CARTE POSTALE] on the top. Underneath are sections for [Correspondance] and [Adresse]. Below the Adress are four lines for text that begin with [M]. The postcard is blank.
Place made
France, Europe
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
photographic postcards
Topic
Military
Photography
World War I
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Liljenquist Family
Object number
2018.105.16
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55f281580-4a09-4791-b58a-d7cd11bc66c6
2 image(s)