Carte-de-visite of Hubert Gideon Welles in outfit sewn by Elizabeth Keckley

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3 images
Photograph by
Ulke, Henry, German-American, 1821 - 1910
Subject of
Welles, Hubert Gideon, American, 1858 - 1862
Keckley, Elizabeth Hobbs, American, 1818 - 1907
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on cardboard
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 3 3/4 × 2 1/4 in. (9.5 × 5.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 4 1/8 × 2 3/8 in. (10.5 × 6.1 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
portraits
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1862; printed 1865
Description
Carte-de-visite of a young boy identified as Hubert Gideon Welles, dressed in an outfit said to be sewn by Elizabeth Keckley. The child wears a light colored blouse under a checked long sleeve jacket, fastened closed at the collar. On the bottom he wears a matching checked skirt with a wide solid color band towards the hem. The child stands next to an ornate wood chair, holding on to the chair back. On the reverse of the card is text that reads "HENRY ULKE, / 278 Pennsylvania Avenue, / Washington, D.C. / 1865."
Topic
African American
Children
Clothing and dress
Craftsmanship
Families
Free communities of color
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2018.35.2.3
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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