Photograph album 84

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1860s

GUSN

GUSN-268733

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

colonels
civil wars
portraits
obituaries
actors
secretaries (public officers)
emperors
religious (people)
propaganda
officers (military officers)
militias
photograph albums
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
tintypes (prints)

Physical Description

1 photograph album

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.084

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of Charles F. Batchelder

Places

Baltimore (Baltimore Independent City, Maryland)

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
tintypes (prints)

Other People

Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Felton, C. C. (Cornelius Conway), 1807-1862

Other Organizations

United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 34th (1862-1865)
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 59th (1864-1865)
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 19th (1861-1865)
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 7th (1861-1864)

Subjects

Horses
Civil War

Description Level

Item