Matte collodion print of Harriet Tubman

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Dublin Core

Title

Matte collodion print 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 Type)
Collodion prints
Portraits

Description

National Museum of African American History and Culture Online Catalog: “Matte collodion photograph of Harriet Tubman standing in an interior room setting. The full-length portrait shows Tubman facing the photographer in the middle of the frame with her hands resting on the back of an upholstered chair. Tubman wears a dark bodice with metal buttons at the center front and full-length fitted sleeves. A white ruffled lace collar is tied at her neck. Her ankle length skirt is full with gathers at the waist and a wide decorative fabric band around the skirt near the hem. Her shoes with rounded toes are visible below her skirt. Her hair is parted at the center and pulled back at the nape of her neck. A coat or other article of clothing is draped over the chair and a hat is placed on the chair seat. Behind and to Tubman’s right is a table covered in a patterned cloth with a book placed on the tabletop. The floor is carpeted and a painted drop with details mimicking wainscoting and a fluted column is visible in the background. Handwritten on the reverse along the bottom in graphite is the text ‘Harriet Tubman.’ The photograph was found tucked into the back of the album 2017.30, though it is too large to fit into the windowed pages of the album.” See Bibliographic Citation.

Creator

Lindsley, Harvey B., 1842-1921

Source

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution

Date

ca. 1871-1876

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: 2017.30.48

Extent

Sheet: 5 3/8 × 3 7/16 in. (13.7 × 8.7 cm)

Medium

Silver and collodion on printing out paper

Bibliographic Citation

“Matte collodion print of Harriet Tubman.” National Museum of African American History and Culture. Accessed May 1, 2018. https://nmaahc.si.edu/object/nmaahc_2017.30.48?destination=explore/collection/search%3Fedan_q%3Dharriet%2520tubman%26edan_local%3D1%26op%3DSearch.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Silver and collodion on printing out paper

Physical Dimensions

Sheet: 5 3/8 × 3 7/16 in. (13.7 × 8.7 cm)

Citation

Lindsley, Harvey B., 1842-1921, “Matte collodion print of Harriet Tubman,” Harriet Tubman Monuments, accessed February 9, 2023, http://harriettubmanmonuments.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/32.