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One of the First Historically Black Colleges & Universities Original Photo Album of Hampton Institute
1868. [HAMPTON INSTITUTE] Original photo album, 7" x 10". Red-brown pebbled covers, tied with matching cords. Gilt art-deco title "Photographs." 24 pages containing 44 photographs, as well as a cut newspaper image and a real photo postcard. The album contains no positive identification, however, the newspaper and postcard images both identify Hampton Institute as the location, and place the main subject of this album among its students. Hampton Institute is a Historically Black University located in Hampton, Virginia. It was established in 1868 in the immediate wake of the Civil War, for the education of the new freemen. Among its graduates, Hampton counts famous educator Booker T. Washington. The subject of this album is a young lady, approximately 20 years old. She is seen posing in front of school buildings, clowning around with friends, and preparing for graduation in cap and gown. Other photographs show visits to sites including a dam and a church, parades, and a dais where a woman sits who appears to be Eleanor Roosevelt (who made visits to Historically Black Colleges and Universities including Hampton). The last 8 or 9 pages of the album contain family photographs. The same young woman is shown in a couple photographs posing with an elderly woman. Indeed, it is likely this album was kept by the grandmother to document this young lady's educational journey and achievements. A couple of baby photographs are inscribed "To Grandma" and "To Grand Dad" and another of a boy is labelled "Me." Probably all of these were sent by mail to the same grandmother who so ca … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Max Rambod Inc. [United States]
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