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Object Name Silhouette
Catalog Number 1959.28
Date 1845-1865
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-12.5 W-7.5 inches
Description This is a silhouette of William Davison heavy card stock. The silhouette is applied black paper. It is a full length shadow image with Davidson in a suit with a long frock coat and top hat. A gray wash was added near the feet to give the illusion of ground.
Notes Possibly the Confederate Captain William Davison who was killed in a firefight near Patesville in 1865.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Davison, William
Subjects Silhouettes
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS