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Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 39 × 25.8 cm (15 3/8 × 10 3/16")
Mount: 45 × 32.8 cm (17 11/16 × 12 15/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1876
Exhibition Label:
Born Point Pleasant, Ohio
When Ulysses S. Grant was elected president in 1868, he was a national figure whose image was widely known. This photograph was taken about 1876, near the end of his second and last term in office. He appears to be confident and relaxed, and noticeably heavier than when he entered the White House in 1869. The photographer may be unknown, but this image is the most ubiquitous likeness of Grant and has adorned the fifty-dollar bill for more than a century.
Topic:
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Male  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.80.183
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 110a
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.80.183