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Robert E. Lee and Staff G.W.C. Lee and Walter H. Taylor

Robert E. Lee and Staff G.W.C. Lee and Walter H. Taylor
Attribution
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894
Sitter
Robert Edward Lee, 19 Jan 1807 - 12 Oct 1870
George Washington Custis Lee, 1832 - 1913
Walter Herron Taylor, 1838 - 1916
Date
c. 1860-1870
Type
Photographic Negative
Medium
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions
Plate: 9.4 × 7.4 × 0.2 cm (3 11/16 × 2 15/16 × 1/16")
Topic
Home Furnishings\Furniture
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Costume\Headgear\Hat
Exterior
Architecture\Window
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Architecture\Wall\Brick
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard
Architecture\Building
Architecture\Door
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie
Robert Edward Lee: Male
Robert Edward Lee: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Confederate
Robert Edward Lee: Education\Administrator\College\President
George Washington Custis Lee: Male
George Washington Custis Lee: Education\Educator
George Washington Custis Lee: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Confederate
George Washington Custis Lee: Education\Administrator\College\President
Walter Herron Taylor: Male
Walter Herron Taylor: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Confederate
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.81.M3892
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