Woman Knitting, circa 1860

Summary

An unidentified woman posed in a North Bridgewater, Massachussets photographer's studio around 1860. This portrait carte-de-visite is a product of her sitting. Cartes-de-visite, small photographic prints on cardboard stock, remained popular from the Civil War in the 1860s through the 1880s. Americans commonly collected and exchanged them to commemorate family members or celebrities.

An unidentified woman posed in a North Bridgewater, Massachussets photographer's studio around 1860. This portrait carte-de-visite is a product of her sitting. Cartes-de-visite, small photographic prints on cardboard stock, remained popular from the Civil War in the 1860s through the 1880s. Americans commonly collected and exchanged them to commemorate family members or celebrities.

Artifact

Carte-de-visite (Card photograph)

Subject Date

circa 1860

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2012.0.5.68

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)
Ink

Technique

Albumen process
Mounting
Handwriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4.25 in

Width: 2.5 in

Inscriptions

Photographer's imprint label on back reads: S.W.S. HOWARD, / Photographic Artist, / Cor. Main & School Sts. / North Bridgewater / Mass. Red bordered label adhered on back typed: 4343

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