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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Special Photographs: Subjects: Civil War

GUSN

GUSN-250871

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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."

Details

Descriptive Terms

civil wars
children (people by age group)
battles
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
group portraits
studio portraits

Physical Description

1 carte-de-visite

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.04.TMP.007

Image Dimensions

4.25 x 2.5 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in honor of Susan P. Sloan

Places

Gettysburg (Adams county, Pennsylvania)

Record Details

Originator

Wenderoth & Taylor (Publisher)

Material Type

cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
group portraits
studio portraits

Other People

Humiston, Amos

Subjects

Civil War
Orphans

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Philadelphia

Location Note

Special Photographs: Subjects: Civil War

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