National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1416
Subject/Title:
Dismukes,
Samuel C.
Artist:Unknown Civil War soldier
Date Created:1860s (early)
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:24 3/4 x 22 1/2
Image Dimensions:20 1/2 x 18 1/2
Materials/Media:Charcoal and pastel (or possibly crayons) on paper board
Date Documented:28 May 2008
Condition:Good

Description:Young boy kneeling by bedside saying prayers. He faces to the viewer's right and his hands are together in prayer. He wears a simple white sleeping shirt. His eyes are bright blue and his hair is brown.
History of Work:Portrait done in Hermitage area of Davidson County, Tennesse by a soldier in the Civil War. He thought the subject was such a pretty little boy.
Notes:Subject born 9 January 1855. Married 30 June 1897 to Susie Powell Dismukes. He was the brother of David Burks Dismukes.

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