Benjamin G. Butler, Maj. Gen. Vols. U.S.A.Artist(s)Object Creation Date1855-65, printed circa 1862-1865Medium & Supportalbumen print on paperCredit LineGift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. AdelsonSubject matter
In this photograph, United States Army General Benjamin Butler sits in three-quarter turn as he looks indirectly out of the picture plane. His expression seems one of morose contemplation. The light that pours in from the upper-right illuminates the general's hand and the crown of his head, as well as the two rows of buttons on his coat and the golden embroidery on his sleeve, collar, and shoulder. Butler was a lawyer and a politician before and after serving as a general during 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
Seated, half-length portrait of a mustachioed man in a military uniform. Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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cartes-de-visite (card photographs)