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Creator Role

photographer

Description

The carte de visite features a portrait image of two African-American males who are identified as contraband, a term used to describe fugitive slaves who crossed Union army lines. In the photograph, one man is seated in a chair while the second man stands with his proper right forearm draped over the former's proper left shoulder. Both wear tattered clothing.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1863

Measurement

4 3/16 X 2 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card

Inscription

recto, handwritten in ink: No. 10 / No. 10 / Contrabands as they appear / for admission to Federal Lines / Baton Rouge Louisiana 1863 / Contrabands- verso, handwritten in ink: Contrabands as / they appear for / admission to Federal / Lines / Baton Rouge La 1863 verso, printed: W. A. BIGELOW. / PHOTOGRAPHER, / MERRIMACK STREET, / Haverhill, Mass.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

cartes-de-visite (card photographs)

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

7137

Digital ID

FVW_07137

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Contrabands as They Appear for Admission to Federal Lines

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