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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2010.86
People
Charles Paxson, American (active 1860s-1870s New York, NY)
Title
Freedom's Banner. Charley, A Slave Boy from New Orleans.
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph, carte-de-visite
Date
1864
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, New York State, New York City
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Albumen silver print
Technique
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
image: 8.4 x 5.2 cm (3 5/16 x 2 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, black ink, pre-printed mount: No. 7 [over] Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1864, by S. Tackaberry, in the Clerk's Office of the U.S. for the Southern District of New York. [over] The nett proceeds from the sales of these Photographs will be devoted to the education of colored people in the department of the Gulf, now under the command of Maj. Gen. Banks [over] CHAS. PAXSON PHOTOGRAPHER N.Y. [over] N.B.--All orders must be addressed to H.n. Bent, No. 1 Mercer Street, N.Y.
Provenance
Evert Jansen Wendell, New York, bequest; to Harvard University, 1918, transferred; to Harvard Art Museums, 2010
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from Special Collections, Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library, Bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell
Accession Year
2010
Object Number
2010.86
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Mazie Harris, Paper Promises: Early American Photography, exh. cat., Getty Trust Publications (Los Angeles, 2018), pl. 97

Exhibition History

Portraits of a People: Picturing African Americans in the Nineteenth Century, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, 01/14/2006 - 03/26/2006; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, 04/21/2006 - 07/16/2006; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, 08/25/2006 - 11/26/2006

Paper Promises: Early American Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 02/27/2018 - 05/27/2018

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