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Boy posing with dog

Item

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Title

Boy posing with dog

Description

Quarter plate ambrotype of young Charles Henry Breckinridge (1844-1867) posing for a studio portrait with his dog. Son of Ann Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Charles was a member of the Breckinridge family of Baltimore, Maryland. His father served as a leader of the Kentucky Emancipation Party in 1849 and was a strong Union supporter at the start of the Civil War. Charles graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1865. He died in 1867 at only 22 years old while serving as a First Lieutenant in the 15th U.S. Infantry.

Source

Breckinridge Family Photograph Collection, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky

Date

Format

Identifier

012PC25.135

Coverage

Citation

“Boy posing with dog,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 28, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/6758.