Cartes de visite, Two photos of a blind man


Accession Number: 2001.176

Description: Two sepia-toned photos mounted on card stock are inserted into a cream-colored sleeve with two carte-sized openings. An embossed pattern surrounds the openings. The photo on the left shows a seated blind man with mustache and beard. He is wearing dark eyeglasses, a dark suit with vest, and is holding a cane in his left hand. A young boy is standing next to the man. He is wearing a dark long-sleeve shirt with buttons down the front. The shirt is attached by buttons to the waist of his wide-leg trousers. The second photo is a portrait of the man. On the center back of each carte is printed "Union Picture Gallery. No. 110 Genesee Street, Auburn, N.Y. S. Hall Morris" inside a decorative illustration. The sleeve is yellowed around the edges. Cartes de visite were popular during the Civil War era.

Medium: Card stock, paper

Print Size: 4 x 2 1/2 in. photos ; 6 x 8 1/2 in

Date: ca. 1865

Photographer: Union Picture Gallery

Subjects: Adult blind. Photographs.