[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform next to unidentified woman] (LOC)

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform next to unidentified woman]

 

[between 1861 and 1865]

 

1 photograph : sixth-plate tintype, hand-colored ; 9.5 x 8.3 cm (case)

 

Notes:

Title devised by Library staff.

Case: Leather geometric oval with scroll motif.

Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105).

 

Subjects:

United States.--Army--People--1860-1870.

Soldiers--Union--1860-1870.

Military uniforms--Union--1860-1870.

Women--1860-1870.

Couples--1860-1870.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union.

 

Format: Group portraits--1860-1870.

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.26905

 

Call Number: AMB/TIN no. 2052

 

 

  • wspe61 5y

    He has the "Thousand yard stare".
  • Rob 4y

    If there is anything conveyed by these photos, it's misery. Nearly every one of these people have that hollowed out, haunted look of desperation and abject strife. They don't look so much like soldiers of war as they do prisoners of one.
  • Ellyn 3y

    well, it was the fashion in the early days of photography not to smile. remember, it took a very long time for a photo image to develop so they had to sit still for a long time! hard to hold a smile. but of course, i'm sure many of these people were not happy. it was a terrible time for our country.

    this guy is beautiful -- looks like a brooding james dean.
  • elisabeth_a 3y

    The waistline on the woman's dress looks very high to me - I wonder if she's pregnant here?
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