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Jubilee Singers, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black-and-white stereograph group photograph of the original Jubilee Singers from Fisk University located in Nashville, Tennessee. The object consists of double photographs of the same image taken from two slightly different perspectives. Stereographs are distinctive among other stereoscopic photographs because they are photographic prints mounted on cards, From 1856 they were produced with twin-lens cameras, creating a three dimensional effect when viewed through a stereoscope.
Created by
American Missionary Association, American, 1846 - 1999
Photograph by
James Wallace Black, American, 1825 - 1896
Subject of
Fisk Jubilee Singers, American, founded 1871
Date
1872
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
albumen, sodium chloride, silver nitrate on photographic paper and cardboard
Dimensions
H x W (Mount): 3 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 1/16 in. (8.3 x 17.1 x 0.2 cm)
Type
albumen prints
stereographs
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2011.57.23
Topic
African American
Education
Humanitarianism
Photography
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)
Religious groups
Spirituals (Music)
Place depicted
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain