Photo, Print, Drawing [Portrait of Harriet Tubman] / Powelson, photographer, 77 Genesee St., Auburn, New York. digital file from original, front

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Title
[Portrait of Harriet Tubman] / Powelson, photographer, 77 Genesee St., Auburn, New York.
Summary
Photograph shows Harriet Tubman (1822-1913) seated in an interior room, turned to the left. One hand rests on the back of a wooden chair, another rests in her lap. A patterned carpet covers the floor and the wall or drop behind her is a blank light color. Tubman wears a dark bodice that buttons at the center front and has dropped sleeves with heavy ruching and ruffled details on the sleeves. There is a panel of lighter fabric around the yoke, with the upper neck the same dark color as the body of the bodice. A lace collar with short tails is crossed and pinned at the front of her neck. Her hair is parted at the center and gathered at the nape of her neck. Tubman's full skirt is made from a light and dark patterned gingham check. (Source: NMAAHC)
Contributor Names
Powelson, Benjamin F., 1823-1885, photographer
Created / Published
[Auburn, N.Y.] : [Benjamin Powelson], [1868 or 1869]
Subject Headings
-  Tubman, Harriet,--1822-1913
-  Howland, Emily,--1827-1929--Friends & associates
-  African Americans--Women--New York (State)--New York--1860-1870
-  Abolitionists--1860-1870
Format Headings
Albumen prints--1860-1870.
Cartes de visite--1860-1870.
Portrait photographs--1860-1870.
Genre
Portrait photographs--1860-1870
Albumen prints--1860-1870
Cartes de visite--1860-1870
Notes
-  Title devised by Library staff.
-  Date based on Library of Congress photo conservator's estimates as well as city directories for Auburn, New York (from 1867-1869) listing Powelson's studio at the address shown on the card.
-  "Harriet Tubman" handwritten across bottom of the photograph.
-  Photograph is housed in an album. Album page has decorative gold borders framing the print.
-  Collection of the Library of Congress and the National Museum of African American History & Culture.
-  Purchased by the Library of Congress and the National Museum of African American History and Culture; Swann Galleries; 2017.
-  Formerly owned by Emily Howland.
-  Forms part of the Emily Howland photograph album, p. 50.
-  Exhibited as a digital copy in: "Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America's Library" at the Annenberg Space for Photography, 2018; Icons section.
Medium
1 photograph : albumen print on card mount ; mount 10 x 6 cm (carte de visite format)
Call Number/Physical Location
LOT 15020, p. 49 [P&P]
Source Collection
Emily Howland photograph album
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
ppmsca 54230 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.54230
ppmsca 54231 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.54231
Library of Congress Control Number
2018645050
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsca-54230 (digital file from original item, front) LC-DIG-ppmsca-54231 (digital file from original item, back)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Access Advisory
Please use the digital image in the online catalog to preserve to original photograph.
Online Format
image
Description
Photograph shows Harriet Tubman (1822-1913) seated in an interior room, turned to the left. One hand rests on the back of a wooden chair, another rests in her lap. A patterned carpet covers the floor and the wall or drop behind her is a blank light color. Tubman wears a dark bodice that buttons at the center front and has dropped sleeves with heavy ruching and ruffled details on the sleeves. There is a panel of lighter fabric around the yoke, with the upper neck the same dark color as the body of the bodice. A lace collar with short tails is crossed and pinned at the front of her neck. Her hair is parted at the center and gathered at the nape of her neck. Tubman's full skirt is made from a light and dark patterned gingham check. (Source: NMAAHC)
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2018645050
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  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-54230 (digital file from original item, front) LC-DIG-ppmsca-54231 (digital file from original item, back)
  • Call Number: LOT 15020, p. 49 [P&P]
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Powelson, Benjamin F, photographer. Portrait of Harriet Tubman / Powelson, photographer, 77 Genesee St., Auburn, New York. New York, 1868. [Auburn, N.Y.: Benjamin Powelson, or 1869] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018645050/.

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Powelson, B. F., photographer. (1868) Portrait of Harriet Tubman / Powelson, photographer, 77 Genesee St., Auburn, New York. New York, 1868. [Auburn, N.Y.: Benjamin Powelson, or 1869] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018645050/.

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Powelson, Benjamin F, photographer. Portrait of Harriet Tubman / Powelson, photographer, 77 Genesee St., Auburn, New York. [Auburn, N.Y.: Benjamin Powelson, or 1869] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018645050/>.