Captain Bullers

Accession Number

Captain Bullers


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 Bullers stands in a slight contrapposto as he gazes blankly out of the picture plane. A pedestal and a curtain trace the right-hand edge of the photograph and provide the main elements of scenery in the otherwise empty interior space. This photograph was originally produced by the studio of Mathew Brady, who made a large number of such cartes-de-visite of Union Army and Navy officers during the American Civil War (1861-65).

Physical Description
Full-length portrait of a bearded man in a military uniform.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area

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armed forces
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
frock coats
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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