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Framed photograph of an unidentified WWI sailor

Smithsonian Institution,


Framed black and white photograph of an unidentified WWI sailor standing with his arms behind his back. The sailor is wearing his uniform, cap, and scarf. A line of sailors can be seen on the right and in the far back of the image with trees in the background. Handwritten text on the photograph in blue ink reads, [To / Mother Brown / from James]. The frame is painted cardboard beige with black border and back. The back has cut marks throughout to assemble the frame. On the top left corner are manufacturer’s marks that state, [UNDER ONE / OR MORE PATS. / 2.092.3482.18, 874 / 2.248, 2-8-2,248.209].
Medium: silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper with paint on cardboard
Dimensions: H x W x D: 8 1/8 × 5 5/8 × 5/16 in. (20.6 × 14.3 × 0.8 cm)
Object number: 2017.111.20.2ab
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Subject of: Unidentified Man or Men
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture


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ARGOMENTI : # in Arti / Fotografia /
Scienze umane / Storia / Storia militare / Prima Guerra Mondiale /
Società e scienze sociali / Società e cultura / Gruppi sociali / Studi etnografici / Minoranze etniche e multiculturalismo
TAG : tag: frames (furnishings) , photographs , African American , military , photography , World War I
DATAZIONE: 1917 - 1918