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Cassius M. Clay

Cassius M. Clay
Attribution
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894
Sitter
Cassius Marcellus Clay, 19 Oct 1810 - 22 Jul 1903
Date
c. 1860-70
Type
Photographic Negative
Medium
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions
Plate: 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.2 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/16")
Topic
Home Furnishings\Furniture
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Printed Material\Book
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Costume\Dress Accessory\Glove\Gloves
Home Furnishings\Drape
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie
Interior\Studio
Interior\Studio
Container\Inkwell
Cassius Marcellus Clay: Male
Cassius Marcellus Clay: Journalism and Media\Newspaper publisher
Cassius Marcellus Clay: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister
Cassius Marcellus Clay: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist
Cassius Marcellus Clay: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Kentucky
Portrait
Place
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.81.M60
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