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Gerrit Smith

Gerrit Smith
Attribution
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894
Sitter
Gerrit Smith, 6 Mar 1797 - 28 Dec 1874
Date
c. 1860-1870
Type
Photographic Negative
Medium
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions
Plate: 9 × 5.9 × 0.3 cm (3 9/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/8")
Topic
Interior
Home Furnishings\Furniture
Printed Material\Book
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Artist's Effects
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard
Architecture\Column
Gerrit Smith: Male
Gerrit Smith: Literature\Writer
Gerrit Smith: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Social Reformer
Gerrit Smith: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist
Gerrit Smith: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York
Gerrit Smith: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist
Gerrit Smith: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Temperance
Portrait
Place
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.81.M182
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