Photograph of James Brown, Civil War veteran, with a picture of Abraham Lincoln

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Elderly African American man with a beard, in a suit, tie, and hat and wearing military medals is turned 3/4 to look at the framed picture of Abraham Lincoln he is holding. Reverse: a newspaper clipping of the same photograph, stamped in purple ink "AMERICAN MAY 29 1936". The title of the article is "Vet, 104, in Parade" with caption in bold and italics: "JAMES BROWN, 104 YEARS OLD! Oldest war veteran left in Illinois." Photograph was intentionally hand-colored with white paint to improve reproduction of the photograph in printed media; the clipping in which the photograph appears is pasted to a paper which is adhered to the photograph.
Topic
African American
Military
Photography
Slavery
United States Colored Troops
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
President Abraham Lincoln, American, 1809 - 1865
James Brown, American, born 1832
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Medium
photographic gelatin on photographic paper and paint; paper; ink on newsprint; blue pencil
Dimensions
H x W: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
May 1936
Type
photographs
portraits
Object number
2011.51.13