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Alonzo H. Sterrett, Late Adjutant, Fortieth U.S. Infantry

Photography Studio:
Hall & Company's Photograph Gallery (American, active Nashville, Tennessee, 1860s)
Date:
July 27, 1865
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 8.9 x 5.5 cm (3 1/2 x 2 3/16 in.) Mount: 10.2 x 6.1 cm (4 x 2 3/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.51
Not on view
Alonzo Sterrett was twenty in 1861, when he enlisted in the Twenty-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He served for four years, becoming a lieutenant by war’s end, when he sat for this trick double-portrait. This carte de visite bears one likeness of his present circumstances and one of his recent past. At left he poses casually in an unbuttoned jacket as a civilian; at right, wearing his old officer’s frock coat, he poses formally as the late adjutant of the Fortieth United States Colored Infantry. He had mustered out of service six weeks earlier.
[...]; Thomas Harris, New York

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