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Captain and Mrs. Crapo of the New Bedford

Captain and Mrs. Crapo of the New Bedford

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Title:
Captain and Mrs. Crapo of the New Bedford
Description:
Black and white full-length studio portrait of Capt. Thomas Crapo and wife Joanna Crapo. Subjects are a Caucasian male and female with bodies facing slightly left and heads turned front. Male subject has medium-colored hair parted on the left and full on the sides and a lighter-colored moustache and goatee. Subject wears a medium-colored unbuttoned jacket with one button and two buttonholes visible, darker buttoned vest under with two buttons visible and watch fob visible at top, trousers of same shade as jacket, white shirt and collar, dark bow tie, and shoes which turn up at the toes. Male subject is seated in a wooden chair with a padded right armrest with long fringe beneath it. To his right stands the female subject with medium-colored hair parted in the middle and with a hair braid wound around on the top of her head. Subject wears a fitted, medium-colored indoor coat with a ruffled skirt underneath. Indoor coat is buttoned down the front with 31 buttons visible. Indoor coat has decorative trim the full length of the front on either side of the buttons and then along the bottom hem of the garment. White cuffs protrude from bottoms of each sleeve and there is a white ruffled bib topped by a ruffled collar and a bow or pin at throat. Female subject stands with her left arm resting on the upper right of male subject and her right arm at her side. There is a ring on her proper left ring finger. To female subject's upper right is a small statue on a pedestal. Image is unevenly cut across bottom edge.
Photographer:
Craft & Ferry, Photographers
Date:
[ca. 1850–1910]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Cartes de visite
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Location:
New Bedford Free Public Library
Earl D. Wilson Collection Photographs Box 1, Folder 37 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Earle D. Wilson Collection
Subjects:
Ship captains
Places:
New YorkNew York
Extent:
1 photograph : print on card mount ; mount 11 x 7 cm (cartes de visite format)
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Notes (date):
Date supplied by cataloger.
Notes:
Title from item.
Additional information from accompanying material: Image is mounted to closer to the top of a cardboard mount with rounded corners. Studio name and location printed in black on back. Printed in black on bottom front margin: "Capt. & Mrs. Crapo of the New Bedford." Handwritten in pencil on the back: "Ha[illegible]."
Accession #:
2004.004
Identifier:
2004.004.0037