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Maj. Gen. Doubleday and Lady

Accession Number

Maj. Gen. Doubleday and Lady


Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

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

Subject matter
In this photograph, United States Army General Abner Doubleday and his wife, Mary, pose as a bourgeois couple in a richly appointed interior. The general sits with his hands folded in his lap and one foot outstretched, while his wife stands behind him and rests her arm on his shoulder. Their solemn gazes crisscross one another; neither looks directly at the viewer. General Doubleday served at Fort Sumter and at Gettysburg, among other battles, during the American Civil War (1861-65). Here he and his wife pose for Mathew Brady, who produced a large number of cartes-de-visite of various Union Army and Navy officers during the war. 

Physical Description
Interior scene in which a woman stands resting one arm on the shoulder of a man seated in front of her who wears a military uniform.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area

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armed forces
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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