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Commander Napoleon Collins

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Commander Napoleon Collins


Object Creation Date
circa 1862-1865

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

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

Subject matter
Commander Collins furrows his eyebrows as he gazes to the left out of the picture plane. He sits in his naval uniform against a blank background. Here he poses for the photographer Mathew Brady, whose studio produced a large number of cartes-de-visite of noteworthy United States Army and Navy officers during the American Civil War (1861-1865).

Physical Description
Half-length, seated portrait of a bearded man in a military uniform.

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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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