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Nathaniel P. Banks

Nathaniel P. Banks
Attribution
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894
Sitter
Nathaniel Prentice Banks, 30 Jan 1816 - 01 Sep 1894
Date
c. 1860-1870
Type
Photographic Negative
Medium
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions
Plate: 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.2 cm (3 1/2 × 2 5/16 × 1/16")
Topic
Interior
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Symbols & Motifs\Star
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Male
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Speaker of the House
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Business executive\Railroad
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.81.M1094
Collection Description
The Frederick Hill Meserve Collection comprises more than five thousand Civil War-era portrait negatives from the Mathew Brady photography studio in New York City. The collection, which the National Portrait Gallery acquired in 1981, includes portraits of generals, politicians, diplomats, painters, and performers. It also contains depictions of “Human Curiosities” at P. T. Barnum’s American Museum in New York City, that, although highly exploitative, help to document the historical representations of disability in the United States.
La Colección Frederick Hill Meserve contiene más de 5,000 negativos de retratos de la época de la Guerra Civil provenientes del estudio fotográfico de Mathew Brady en la ciudad de Nueva York. Adquirida por la National Portrait Gallery en 1981, la colección incluye retratos de militares, políticos, diplomáticos y artistas. También contiene imágenes de “curiosidades humanas” exhibidas en el American Museum de P.T. Barnum en Nueva York. Estas últimas, a pesar de su índole degradante, nos ayudan a documentar la representación histórica de las personas discapacitadas en EE.UU.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery