Carte-de-visite portrait of United States Senator Hiram Revels

Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Revels, Hiram Rhodes, American, 1827 - 1901
Date
early 1870s
Medium
cartes-de-visite : albumen on wove paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 3 11/16 × 2 3/16 in. (9.3 × 5.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 3 7/8 × 2 7/16 in. (9.9 × 6.2 cm)
Description
An albumen carte-de-visite portrait of United States Senator Hiram Revels. A dark haired man, Hiram Revels, is seated in a profile position with his proper right side facing the camera. He wears a tall bright collar, dark tie, and dark single breast jacket with two buttons on the torso. The photograph is on original plain mount; the mount is cropped to image along bottom edge. On the back of the photograph, written in pencil, from top to bottom, is: [Hiram Revels / 1st African-American / Senator / Mississippi 1870 / Revells].
Place depicted
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
Topic
American South
Education
Government
Men
Politics
Preaching
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877
Religion
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2019.28.37
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd531c8afea-65ba-4412-b9a6-2d7834faa3a1
3 image(s)