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U.S. Sanitary Commission Henry W. Bellows et al.

U.S. Sanitary Commission Henry W. Bellows et al.
Attribution
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894
Sitter
Henry Whitney Bellows, 1814 - 1882
George Templeton Strong
Cornelius Rea Agnew, 1830 - 1888
William H. Van Buren
Oliver Wolcott Gibbs, 1822 - 1908
Date
c. 1860-1870
Type
Photographic Negative
Medium
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions
Plate: 8.9 × 6 × 0.3 cm (3 1/2 × 2 3/8 × 1/8")
Support Plate: 9.5 × 19.1 × 0.3 cm (3 3/4 × 7 1/2 × 1/8")
Topic
Costume\Jewelry
Interior
Home Furnishings\Furniture
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Printed Material\Book
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Costume\Jewelry\Chain
Costume\Footwear\Shoes\Spats
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Muttonchops
Cornelius Rea Agnew: Male
Henry Whitney Bellows: Male
Henry Whitney Bellows: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Clergyman
Oliver Wolcott Gibbs: Male
Oliver Wolcott Gibbs: Science and Technology\Scientist\Chemist
William H. Van Buren: Male
George Templeton Strong: Male
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.M2953.2
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