Commodore Foote

Accession Number

Commodore Foote


Object Creation Date
circa 1861-1865

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

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

Subject matter
Commodore Foote balances his weight on one leg as he looks out toward the left-hand edge of the picture plane. He poses with his bicorne hat and sword which, along with the gold embroidered stripes on his sleeve and prominent epaulets, signal his high rank within the United States Navy. 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
Full-length, standing portrait of a man in 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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