Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Kimball, Myron H. (fl. 1863-1864) [Carte-de-visite of emancipated children, Isaac and Rosa]

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Log in
to see this thumbnail image

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.1051 Author/Creator: Kimball, Myron H. (fl. 1863-1864) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 1863 Pagination: 1 carte de visite ; 10 x 6.1 cm

A high-resolution version of this object is available for registered users. LOG IN

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.1051 Author/Creator: Kimball, Myron H. (fl. 1863-1864) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 1863 Pagination: 1 carte de visite ; 10 x 6.1 cm

Summary of Content: One carte-de-visite entitled,"Issac & Rosa, Slave Children from New Orleans," dated 1863 printed by Kimball. Imprint on image details that the children were emancipated by George H. Hanks. Image consists of two children holding hands. This item would have been sold to raise funds for the education of freed people.

Background Information: Isaac White and Rosina Downs were children who had belonged to a school established by Colonel Hanks in Lousiana for emancipated people.

People: Kimball, Myron H., fl. 1863-1864
White, Isaac, fl. 1863
Downs, Rosina, fl. 1863

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCharity and PhilanthropyChildren and FamilyCivil WarEducationEnslaved Children of New OrleansEnslaved peopleFreemenSlaveryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralWomen's History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources