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Samuel Wylie Crawford, Brig. Gen. & B'vt. Maj. Gen. Vols. and Lieut. Col. 2nd Inf. & B'vt. Maj. Gen. U.S.A. and his Staff

Accession Number
2008/2.196.18

Title
Samuel Wylie Crawford, Brig. Gen. & B'vt. Maj. Gen. Vols. and Lieut. Col. 2nd Inf. & B'vt. Maj. Gen. U.S.A. and his Staff

Artist(s)

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, General Samuel Crawford—second from left—and three unidentified members of his staff assume neutral facial expressions and only slightly varied poses as they stand up against a blank wall. The general is distinguished from the others not only by his lighter-toned trousers—likely pale blue—but also by his greater height. Here the officers pose for the photographer Mathew Brady, whose studios in New York City and Washington, D.C. produced a large number of cartes-de-visite of United States Army and Navy officers during the American Civil War (1861-1865). 

Physical Description
Full-length, standing portrait of four men in military uniforms. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
armed forces
beards
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
military uniforms
officers (administrators)
portraits

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