A carte-de-visite of sixty-four (64) so-called "Radical" members of the reconstructed South Carolina legislature after the Civil War. The upper portion of the carte-de-visite is a composite photograph of bust-style portraits of each Congressional member. Below the composite photograph is printed text on the card identifying fifty (50) of the members of Congress as "colored" and thirteen (13) as "white." The text incorrectly states that sixty-three (63) members are pictured. On the verso is printed text listing the names of the sixty-four (64) people depicted on the front, listed by row, "Lines from Left to Right." Some names are misspelled. All corners of the card are trimmed.
Medium: albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions: H x W (sheet): 4 × 2 1/2 in. (10.2 × 6.4 cm) ; H x W (image): 3 1/16 × 2 1/4 in. (7.8 × 5.7 cm)
Object number: 2016.49.4
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Subject of: George W. Dusenberry, American, died 1869 ; Whitefield J. McKinlay, American ; Elias Evander Dickson, American, 1832 - 1909 ; Charles McDuffie Wilder, American ; William R. Hoyt, American ; Benjamin Franklin Randolph, American, died 1868 ; David Harris, American ; James P. Mays, American ; Justus K. Jillson, American, 1839 - 1881 ; Hutson J. Lomax, American ; Benjamin Franklin Jackson, American ; William M. Thomas, American ; Henry W. Webb, American, died 1869 ; Benjamin A. Boseman Jr., American, 1840 - 1881 ; Reuben Tomlinson, American ; Jonathan Jasper Wright, American, 1840 - 1885 ; Francis DeMars, American ; William J. Brodie, American ; Eben Hayes, American ; Lawrence Cain, American ; Henry J. Maxwell, American, 1837 - 1906 ; James Martin, American, died 1868 ; Wilson Cooke, American ; Franklin F. Miller, American ; Prince R. Rivers, American, 1824 - 1887 ; Hiram W. Duncan, American ; Lemuel Boozer, American, 1809 - 1870 ; Powell Smythe, American ; John B. Wright, American ; Franklin Israel Moses Jr., American, 1838 - 1906 ; Sancho Saunders, American ; Samuel Nuckles, American ; John Hannibal White, American, 1828 - 1878 ; Barney Burton, American ; Henry L. Shrewsbury, American ; Edward Charles Mickey, American ; James A. Henderson, American ; Henry E. Hayne, American, born 1840 ; Junius S. Mobley, American ; James Hutson, American ; Sen. William Beverly Nash, American, 1822 - 1888 ; Abraham W. Smith, American ; Charles H. Pettengill, American ; John B. Hyde, American ; Samuel J. Lee, American, 1844 - 1895 ; William M. Simons, American, 1810 - 1878 ; John A. Chestnut, American ; Harry McDaniel, American ; John Gardner, American ; Stephen Atkins Swails, American, 1832 - 1900 ; Wade Perrin, American, died 1870 ; Burrell S. James, American ; William E. Johnson, American ; Lucius W. Wimbush, American, 1839 - 1872 ; Elliott Stannmore Jerome Hayes, American, 1848 - 1913 ; Simeon Farr, American ; John W. Mead, American ; Benjamin A. Thompson, American ; Joseph Hayne Rainey, American, 1832 - 1887 ; Thomas Bailey Milford, American
Place depicted: South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture