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William D. Porter

Accession Number
2008/2.196.12

Title
William D. Porter

Artist(s)

Object Creation Date
circa 1862-1864

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. Adelson

Subject matter
In this carte-de-visite photograph, United States Navy Commodore William D. Porter stands at a slight angle as he looks indirectly out of the picture plane. He wears his officer's overcoat unbuttoned, exposing a black waistcoat and a watch chain. Porter was an instrumental naval commander in the Western Theater of the American Civil War (1861-65). Here he poses for Mathew Brady, who produced a large number of cartes-de-visite of various Union Army and Navy officers during the war.

Physical Description
Three-quarter length portrait of a bearded man in military apparel.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
armed forces
beards
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
military uniforms
moustaches
officers (administrators)
portraits

3 Related Resources

Photographic Portraiture in the 19th Century
(Part of: Identity and Self-Understanding)
U.S. Civil War
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)
U.S. Wars
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)

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