Unidentified Military OfficerArtist(s)Object Creation Datecirca 1862-1865Medium & Supportalbumen print on paperCredit LineGift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. AdelsonSubject matter
The figure of this United States naval officer establishes the right-hand edge of the photograph. He gazes with a solemn expression to the left out of the picture plane. The gold embroidered rings on his sleeves and his bicorne hat in his right hand signal his high rank in the Navy, likely a commodore. Here he poses for the photographer Mathew Brady, whose studio produced a large number of similar cartes-de-visite of noteworthy United States Army and Navy officers during the Civil War. Physical Description
Three-quarter length portrait of man in a military uniform.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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cartes-de-visite (card photographs)