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portrait of Samuel F.B. Morse
  • Abraham Bogardus
    born: Fishkill, New York, United States
  • portrait of Samuel F.B. Morse, 1871
  • Where object was made: United States
  • albumen print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13.8 x 10.2 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 3/8 x 4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Gift of Kansas State Historical Society
  • Not on display
  • 1974.0093

Black-and-white, knee-length portrait of a seated man (identified as Samuel F.B. Morse) in three-quarters view, turned toward the right side of the image. His proper left elbow is leaning on a desk next to his chair, and he is wearing a long, dark jacket, dark pants, and a dark vest. He has short, white hair and a long, white beard.