- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Chandler Seaver, Jr., American (active Boston 1856-1867)
McPherson & Oliver, American (active 1860s)
- "The Peculiar Institution" Illustrated [Gordon under medical inspection]
- Work Type
- photograph, carte-de-visite
- April 2, 1863, printed later
- Creation Place: North America, United States, Louisiana, Baton Rouge
Level 3, Room 3600, University Research Gallery
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- Physical Descriptions
- Albumen silver print on card
- Albumen silver print
- image: 8.5 x 5.5 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/16 in.)
mount: 10 x 6.4 cm (3 15/16 x 2 1/2 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
stamp: verso, bottom, pre-printed mount: C. Seaver, Jun., Photographer,
27, Tremont Row, Boston.
stamp: verso, lower center, ink, stamp: HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
THE BEQUEST OF
EVERT JANSEN WENDELL
- inscription: verso, center, printed: "THE PECULIAR INSTITUTION" / ILLUSTRATED / Copy of a photograph taken from life / at Baton Rouge, La. Ap. 2, '63; the lacerated / body--months after the brutal flogging had / been inflicted--having healed in the man- / ner represented. The alleged offence was a / trifling one. / How noble and benignant the / countenance of the victim!
- stamp: verso, bottom, pre-printed mount: C. Seaver, Jun., Photographer,
- Harvard College Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts, bequest from Evert Jansen Wendell, 1918, on deposit at the Fogg Art Museum.
Evert Jansen Wendell, unknown, bequest to the Harvard College Library, 1918.
- 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
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Exhibition History
Winslow Homer: Eyewitness, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/31/2019 - 01/05/2020
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