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Carte-de-visite of "The Children of the Battle Field"

PC001.02.04.TMP.007 (RS120677)

Description

Carte-de-visite depicting the three orphaned children of Amos Humiston, two boys and one girl with their names written across the bottom: Frank, Frederick & Alice.

The back of the carte-de-visite has the caption, "The Children of the Battle Field." A description of the caption follows: "This is a copy of the Ambrotype found in the hands of Sergeant Humiston of the 154th N.Y. Volunteers as he lay dead on the Battle field of Gettysburg. The proceeds of the sale of the copies are appropriated to the support and education of the Orphan Children."

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Physical Description
1 carte-de-visite
Dimensions
4.25x 2.5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Anonymous gift in honor of Susan P. Sloan
GUSN
250871
Reference Code
PC001.02.04.TMP.007

Record details

Originator
Wenderoth & Taylor (Publisher)
Other People
Humiston, Amos
Descriptive Terms
battles
children (people by age group)
civil wars
Material Type
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
group portraits
studio portraits
Subjects
Civil War
Orphans
Places
Gettysburg (Adams county, Pennsylvania)
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Location Note
Special Photographs: Subjects: Civil War
Related Items
The children of the battle field

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