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[Album of carte de visite portraits of 19th-century American political and literary figures]

Label
[Album of carte de visite portraits of 19th-century American political and literary figures]
Title
[Album of carte de visite portraits of 19th-century American political and literary figures]
Contributor
Photographer
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Album of carte de visite portraits of political and public figures, probably from the 1860s, most published by E. Anthony or E. and H.T. Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York, from photographic negatives by Mathew B. Brady's studio, Brady's National Portrait Gallery.
Biographical or historical data
Nineteenth-century American photographer, best known for his portraits and documentation of the American Civil War.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
graphic
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/not-applicable
Summary expansion
Most of the portraits are politicians of the era--governors, and U.S. congressmen and senators, such as Thomas Treadwell Davis, and Sidney T. Holmes, congressmen from New York; George Washington Morgan and Martin Welker, U.S. representatives from Ohio; Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. senator from Missouri; Richard Yates, governor, congressman, and senator from Illinois; John A. Nicholson, U.S. representative from Delaware; Roger A. Pryor, who served as Virginia's representative in both the U.S. and Confederate Congresses; Thomas Corwin, U.S. minister to Mexico, and representative to the Ohio and U.S. legislatures; and Henry Clay, who represented Kentucky in both House and Senate, and served as Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829. Other political figures include Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury under Lincoln; and Thurlow Weed, newspaper publisher, politician, and party boss, instrumental in the nominations of many American presidential candidates, including Abraham Lincoln. Among the historians and literary figures represented are William Hickling Prescott, and John G. Nicolay, private secretary and biographer of Lincoln; the poet James Russell Lowell, and writer Washington Irving. Other portraits include those of Albert Pike, Confederate Army officer and influential Freemason; Samuel Osgood, Unitarian minister, and editor of the influential Transcendental journal "The Western Messenger;" U.S. Supreme Court justice Joseph Story; newspaper publisher and Western politician, Thomas Jefferson Dryer; and Matías Romero, Mexican minister to the U.S., and advisor to Porfirio Díaz. There is also a photograph of Washington Irving's home, Sunnyside, a little stone mansion with stepped gables in Tarrytown, N.Y. Although most of the photographs were published by the E. Anthony or E. and H.T. Anthony firms of New York City, at least one bears label of "Geo. S. Tolman Fancy Goods Warehouse, Boston" pasted over the E. Anthony logo
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Album of carte de visite portraits of 19th-century American political and literary figures]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8n29vnc/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Possible decade of production suggested by year that E. Anthony business moved to 501 Broadway, New York (May 1, 1860), and year that his brother Henry T. Anthony joined him in business (1862), and firm became known as E. and H.T. Anthony
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Album contains 39 carte de visite photographs (approx. 16.1 x 10.1 cm), consisting of paper photographs mounted on thin cardboard backs, with printed logo on verso: "Published by E. Anthony, 501 Broadway, N.Y. from photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery." Several portraits are simply signed "M.B. Brady & Co. National Photographic Portrait Galleries, No. 352 Penna. Avenue, Washington, D.C., and New York." Portraits are slipped into sleeves on recto and verso of 25 album leaves, in which a gilt-framed window has been cut. Eleven of the windows are empty
  • Bound in 19th-century bevelled dark brown pebble-grain leather covers, panelled in blind; gilt spine panels, and gold-stamped spine title "Album" in gothic letters; two large ornamental brass clasps (half of the lower clasp missing); all edges gilt; textured white decorated endpapers
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
17 x 13 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (39 photographic prints on carte de visite mounts)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in beige cloth clamshell box, with box label "Brady Portrait Album."
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)726402494
  • ucoclc726402494
Label
[Album of carte de visite portraits of 19th-century American political and literary figures]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8n29vnc/
Publication
Note
  • Possible decade of production suggested by year that E. Anthony business moved to 501 Broadway, New York (May 1, 1860), and year that his brother Henry T. Anthony joined him in business (1862), and firm became known as E. and H.T. Anthony
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Album contains 39 carte de visite photographs (approx. 16.1 x 10.1 cm), consisting of paper photographs mounted on thin cardboard backs, with printed logo on verso: "Published by E. Anthony, 501 Broadway, N.Y. from photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery." Several portraits are simply signed "M.B. Brady & Co. National Photographic Portrait Galleries, No. 352 Penna. Avenue, Washington, D.C., and New York." Portraits are slipped into sleeves on recto and verso of 25 album leaves, in which a gilt-framed window has been cut. Eleven of the windows are empty
  • Bound in 19th-century bevelled dark brown pebble-grain leather covers, panelled in blind; gilt spine panels, and gold-stamped spine title "Album" in gothic letters; two large ornamental brass clasps (half of the lower clasp missing); all edges gilt; textured white decorated endpapers
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
17 x 13 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (39 photographic prints on carte de visite mounts)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in beige cloth clamshell box, with box label "Brady Portrait Album."
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)726402494
  • ucoclc726402494

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