Carte-de-visite portrait of Harriet Tubman

harriet_tubman_1860s_nmaahc_2017_30_47.jpg

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Title

Carte-de-visite portrait of Harriet Tubman

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Antislavery movements--United States
Freedom
Photography
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Slavery
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject (Name)
Tubman, Harriet, 1822-1913
Subject (Object Topic)
Cartes-de-visite
Photograph albums
Portraits

Description

National Museum of African American History and Culture Online Catalog: “A carte-de-visite of Harriet Tubman seated in an interior room. She is positioned slightly turned to the right and gazes off camera. Her right hand rests on the back of a wooden chair and her left hand rests in her lap. A patterned carpet covers the floor and the wall or drop behind her is a blank light color. Tubman wears a black bodice that buttons at the center front and has dropped sleeves with heavy ruching and ruffled details on the sleeves. There is a panel of lighter fabric around the yoke, with the upper neck the same dark color as the body of the bodice. A white lace collar with short tails is crossed and pinned at the front of her neck. Her hair is parted at the center and gathered at the nape of her neck. Tubman's full skirt is made from a light and dark patterned gingham check. It drapes slightly on the floor and hides her feet completely. The text 'Harriet Tubman' is handwritten in graphite across the bottom of her skirt. The print is mounted on card stock and a double-lined red border is printed around the front edges of the card framing the print. The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite in the lower left corner of the album page with this photograph is the text “Powelson photog. / Auburn Ny.” See Bibliographic Citation.

Creator

Powelson, Benjamin F., 1823-1885

Source

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution

Date

1868-1869

Rights

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20560, United States

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Media Arts-Photography
Slavery and Freedom Objects

Identifier

NMAAHC Object Number: 2017.30.47

Extent

Image: 3 11/16 × 2 1/4 in. (9.4 × 5.7 cm)
Image and Mount: 3 15/16 × 2 7/16 in. (10 × 6.2 cm)

Medium

Albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount

Bibliographic Citation

“Carte-de-visite portrait of Harriet Tubman.” National Museum of African American History and Culture. Accessed May 1, 2018. https://nmaahc.si.edu/object/nmaahc_2017.30.47?destination=explore/collection/search%3Fedan_q%3Dharriet%2520tubman%26edan_local%3D1%26op%3DSearch.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount

Physical Dimensions

Image: 3 11/16 × 2 1/4 in. (9.4 × 5.7 cm)
Image and Mount: 3 15/16 × 2 7/16 in. (10 × 6.2 cm)

Citation

Powelson, Benjamin F., 1823-1885, “Carte-de-visite portrait of Harriet Tubman,” Harriet Tubman Monuments, accessed June 12, 2021, http://harriettubmanmonuments.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/29.

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