Matte collodion print of Harriet Tubman
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- Photograph by
- Harvey B. Lindsley, American, 1842 - 1921
- Subject of
- Harriet Tubman, American, 1822 - 1913
- Owned by
- Emily Howland, American, 1827 - 1929
- Matte collodion photograph of Harriet Tubman standing in an interior room setting. The full-length portrait shows Tubman facing the photographer in the middle of the frame with her hands resting on the back of an upholstered chair. Tubman wears a dark bodice with metal buttons at the center front and full-length fitted sleeves. A white ruffled lace collar is tied at her neck. Her ankle length skirt is full with gathers at the waist and a wide decorative fabric band around the skirt near the hem. Her shoes with rounded toes are visible below her skirt. Her hair is parted at the center and pulled back at the nape of her neck. A coat or other article of clothing is draped over the chair and a hat is placed on the chair seat. Behind and to Tubman's right is a table covered in a patterned cloth with a book placed on the table top. The floor is carpeted and a painted drop with details mimicking wainscoting and a fluted column is visible in the background. Handwritten on the reverse along the bottom in graphite is the text "Harriet Tubman".
- The photograph was found tucked into the back of the album 2017.30, though it is too large to fit into the windowed pages of the album.
- Credit Line
- Collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture shared with the Library of Congress
- 1871-1876; printed later
- Object number
- Restrictions & Rights
- Public domain
- Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
- collodion prints
- silver and collodion on printing out paper
- H x W (Sheet): 5 3/8 × 3 7/16 in. (13.7 × 8.7 cm)
- Place captured
- Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United States, North and Central America
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- National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
- Collection title
- Emily Howland Photograph Album
- Slavery and Freedom Objects
- Media Arts-Photography
- Abolitionist movement
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- African American
- Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877
- U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865
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