Photographic crayon portrait of Squire May
- A black-and-white photographic crayon portrait of Squire May on thin fiberboard. He wears a dark colored three-piece suit, complete with jacket, vest, white collared shirt, and black bowtie. His hair has turned white with age and he has a full beard and mustache. The artist used charcoal and gray pastel, the former for enhancing and darkening and the latter for highlighting the photographic image. When placed alongside 2012.42.16.1, the two images show that it was at one time a single image with the man on the left and the woman on the right. Their shoulders overlap the central border and the lines meet up perfectly, as do scratch marks on the verso.
- Data Source
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Created by
- Subject of
- Squire May, American, 1825 - 1908
- late 19th century
- Credit Line
- Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Clara Ellis Payne
- emulsion, charcoal black, and pigment on fiberboard
- H x W: 10 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. (26.7 x 21.3 cm)
- companion portraits
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