Matthew C. Perry, Captain U.S. NavyArtist(s)Object Creation Datecirca 1862-1865Medium & Supportalbumen print on paperCredit LineGift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. AdelsonSubject matter
In this photograph, United States Navy Captain Matthew C. Perry stands stoically in dress uniform as he looks out indirectly from the picture plane. The outlined forms of a table and curtain are only barely suggested in the mostly blank background behind him. This is a posthumous printing of the image of the naval captain and war veteran renowned for the forcible opening of Japanese ports to American trade. The carte-de-visite by E. & H.T. Anthony was likely printed during the American Civil War (1861-65), which commenced three years after the captain's death in 1858. Physical Description
Three-quarter length portrait of a man in a military uniform, a sword at his left side. Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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cartes-de-visite (card photographs)