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Untitled

Accession Number
2008/2.196.2

Title
Untitled

Artist(s)
James Wallace Black

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1861-65

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
2 1/2 in x 4 in (6.35 cm x 10.16 cm)

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

Subject matter
In this photograph, eight officers of the United States Union army sit or stand around a small round table in a bourgeois interior space. The central figure, seated just to the right of a table, is likely General Benjamin Butler. The other men are possibly members of his general staff. Only one figure, the man standing behind the general, looks out at the viewer. The rest have facial expressions ranging from neutral to stern as they gaze in crisscrossing directions.

Physical Description
A photograph of eight men in military garb, five seated and three standing, arranged in a shallow arc in an interior studio setting. 

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

2 Related Resources

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

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