[Unidentified girl in mourning dress holding framed photograph of her father as a cavalryman with sword and Hardee hat] (LOC)

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    [Unidentified girl in mourning dress holding framed photograph of her father as a cavalryman with sword and Hardee hat]

    [between 1861 and 1870]

    1 photograph : sixth-plate tintype, hand-colored ; 9.5 x 8.4 cm (case)

    Notes:
    Title devised by Library staff.
    Case: Berg, no. 2-61.
    Photo shows a girl holding a framed image of her father. Judging from her necklace, mourning ribbons, and dress, it is likely that her father was killed in the war. (Source: Matthew R. Gross and Elizabeth T. Lewin, 2010)
    Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105).
    Purchased from: Rick Brown, Civil War Show, Chantilly, Virginia, 2007
    Published in: Military images, vol. XII, no. 3 (November-December 1990), front cover.

    Subjects:
    United States.--Army--People--1860-1870.
    Soldiers--Union--1860-1870.
    Military uniforms--Union--1860-1870.
    Girls--1860-1870.
    Families--1860-1870.
    Mourning clothing & dress--1860-1870.
    Photographs--1860-1870.
    Portrait photographs--1860-1870.
    United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union.

    Format: Portrait photographs--1860-1870.
    Tintypes--Hand-colored--1860-1870.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

    Part Of: Ambrotype/Tintype filing series (Library of Congress) (DLC) 2010650518
    Liljenquist Family collection (Library of Congress) (DLC) 2010650519

    More information about this collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj

    Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.26863

    Call Number: AMB/TIN no. 2012

    maru teru, gracefullady, Billy-Fish, and 67 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Purple Palindrome 41 months ago | reply

      How can you tell she's in mourning?

    2. neshachan 41 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful image.

    3. Martyn William 41 months ago | reply

      Fabulous and beautiful !

    4. Imajilon 41 months ago | reply

      @ Purple Palindrome- From the description:
      "Judging from her necklace, mourning ribbons, and dress, it is likely that her father was killed in the war"

    5. JJM Photography 41 months ago | reply

      Striking and moving image...

    6. gcordell 37 months ago | reply

      I am intrigued by her necklace - does anybody know more about this type of jewelry? Is it technically a "mourning necklace," or is she simply wearing her best jewelry because because she's in mourning? Are they lockets, and are they hanging from ribbon or beads?

    7. ellynkocher 25 months ago | reply

      i don't specifically know that it's called, gcordell, but mourning jewelry was a very big trend in the early victorian era. usually lockets with hair, but also rings and other trinkets, often quite maudlin or dark.

    8. trialsanderrors 20 months ago | reply

      The image with the mat removed:

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