Carte-de-visite of Lt. Governor Oscar J. Dunn

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  • Image for Carte-de-visite of Lt. Governor Oscar J. Dunn
2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Lieutenant Governor Dunn, Oscar J., American, 1826 - 1871
Owned by
Old Slave Mart Museum, American, founded 1937
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (sheet): 4 × 2 1/2 in. (10.2 × 6.4 cm)
H x W (image): 3 9/16 × 2 in. (9.1 × 5.1 cm)
H x W x D (mounting board): 13 7/8 × 10 15/16 × 1/16 in. (35.3 × 27.8 × 0.1 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
portraits
Place captured
Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
1868-1871
Description
An albumen print carte-de-visite portrait of Lt. Governor Oscar J. Dunn. He is photographed standing with his right foot slightly forward than his left and has his left arm resting on a pedestal. He is wearing a dark colored suit, vest and a bowtie. A watch chain is visible on the right side of his vest. He is looking directly at the camera. The photograph is inscribed on at the top and bottom of the front. At the bottom, handwritten in black ink, is: [Lieut Gov. Oscar J. Dunn / of Louisiana].
Topic
African American
American South
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2018.62
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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