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Photograph album 84

Description

This large album has two cartes de visite per page. It is a Civil War period album containing portraits of soldiers in uniform. These are identified as members of the 19th, 34th, 50th (also know as the 7th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia) and 59th Massachusetts regiments. This album has a note in the accession records that says "C.F.B. as a colonel and officers of his regiment."

Of interest here are some war-related photos: a little boy posing in a wrestling suit with a caption that reads, "Young America"; a gem tintype of a little boy in uniform with a pipe in his mouth; and one of a soldier holding a horse. At the back of the album is an index of names of those portrayed in the carte de visites. Famous people pictured included in the album are the actor Edwin Forrest; Secretary of War, Edwin McMasters Stanton; Napoleon; C.C. Felton, president of Harvard University; and Rev. Dr. Briggs. In the back of the album is a news clipping of an obituary for Fanny, Colonel John Hodges, Jr.'s horse.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1860s
Acquisition Type
Gift
Physical Description
1 photograph album
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of Charles F. Batchelder
GUSN
268733
Reference Code
PC009.084

Record details

Other People
Felton, C. C. (Cornelius Conway), 1807-1862
Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869
Other Organizations
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 19th (1861-1865)
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 34th (1862-1865)
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 59th (1864-1865)
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 7th (1861-1864)
Descriptive Terms
actors
civil wars
colonels
emperors
militias
obituaries
officers (military officers)
portraits
propaganda
religious (people)
secretaries (public officers)
Material Type
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
photograph albums
tintypes (prints)
Subjects
Civil War
Horses
Places
Baltimore (Baltimore Independent City, Maryland)

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