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Shumard, Ann

Senior Curator of Photographs

History of American portrait photography, with an emphasis on nineteenth and early twentieth-century portraiture; African American history and portraiture during the antebellum period, particularly the work of daguerreotypist Augustus Washington


Background And Education

Education And Training

Research And Grants


Selected Publications

  • Article

    • Shumard, Ann M. 2022. "War Photography Built on a Foundation of Portraits of Luminaries." Military Images, (Spring), 25. Arlington, Virginia. 2022
    • Shumard, Ann M. 2019. "Warranted to Give Satisfaction: Daguerreotypes by Jeremiah Gurney." The Daguerreian Annual, 136–151. 2019
  • Blog Posting

    • Shumard, Ann M. 2017. "Antebellum Portraits by Mathew Brady." Face-to-Face 2017
  • Book

  • Chapter

    • Thomas, Damion L. and Shumard, Ann M. 2019. "Civil Rights Frontrunner." In Smithsonian American Women: Remarkable Objects and Stories of Strength, Ingenuity, and Vision from the National Collection. Pope, Victoria and Schrum, Christine, editors. 179. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books. 2019
    • Shumard, Ann M. 2016. "Augustus Washington: Daguerreotypist of John Brown." In Engaging Smithsonian Objects through Science, History, and the Arts. Arnoldi, Mary Jo, editor. 223–237. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. 2016
    • Shumard, Ann M. 2013. "John Brown." In Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection. Kagan, Neil and Hyslop, Stephen G., editors. 44–47. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books. 2013
    • Shumard, Ann M. 2008. "Augustus Washington." In African American National Biography. 119–120. New York: Oxford University Press. 8 2008