Captain John R. Goldsborough

Accession Number

Captain John R. Goldsborough


Object Creation Date
circa 1862-1865

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

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

Subject matter
In this photograph, United States Navy Captain John R. Goldsborough stands in contrapposto as he looks indirectly out of the picture plane. His long overcoat with wide lapels as well as his visored cap signal his status as a naval officer. Promoted captain in 1862, Goldsborough served with the Atlantic blockade fleet during the American Civil War (1861-1865). 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
Full-length view of a bearded man in a military uniform.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area

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armed forces
captains (military officers)
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
military uniforms
officers (administrators)

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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