Photo, Print, Drawing [Two brothers in arms]
About this Item
- [Two brothers in arms]
- Photograph shows two African American union soldiers, full-length portrait, wearing uniforms, seated with arms around each other's shoulders, facing front. Sitters possibly Baldy Guy (left) and George Guy (source: researcher S. Gardner, 2019).
- Created / Published
- [between 1860 and 1870]
- Subject Headings
- - African Americans--Military service--1860-1870
- - Soldiers--Union--1860-1870
- - United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union
- - United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans
- Group portraits--1860-1870.
- Portrait photographs--1860-1870.
- Portrait photographs--1860-1870
- Group portraits--1860-1870
- - Title from Gladstone collection checklist.
- - Gladstone's inventory code and notes: T1.
- - Purchase; William A. Gladstone; 1995; (DLC/PP-1995:113.223)
- - General information about the Gladstone collection is available at, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.gld
- - Published in: "War" chapter of the ebook Great Photographs from the Library of Congress, 2013.
- - Exhibited: American Treasures of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2007.
- 1 photograph : quarter-plate tintype ; frame 11 x 8.5 cm.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AMB/TIN no. 1327 [P&P]
- Source Collection
- Gladstone, William A. Gladstone collection of African American photographs Ambrotype/Tintype filing series (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Digital Id
- ppmsca 13484 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.13484
- cph 3c32208 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c32208
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-13484 (digital file from original photograph) LC-USZ62-132208 (b&w film copy neg.)
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on publication.
- Access Advisory
- Use digital images. Original served only by appointment because material requires special handling. For more information see, https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/info/617_apptonly.html
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- LCCN Permalink
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
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- Call Number: AMB/TIN no. 1327 [P&P]
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Two Brothers in Arms. United States, None. [Between 1860 and 1870] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2002719397/.
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