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Photo, Print, Drawing Visual materials from the Booker T. Washington papers

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Title

  • Visual materials from the Booker T. Washington papers

Summary

  • Photographs document the activities of Booker T. Washington as a leader and agrarian organizer in the South at the turn of the century. Many depict Booker T. Washington's speaking engagements at such places as Ocala, Tallahasee, and Daytona, Fla.; Mound Bayou, Miss.; and Baton Rouge, La. The collection also includes photographs that document classes and activities at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Tuskegee, Ala., including a parade for the celebration of the visit of President Theodore Roosevelt on October 24, 1905; celebrations for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Institute in 1906; and students building dormitories and other facilities. Also includes a group portrait of the faculty of the Institute in 1897, as well as a few images of such faculty members as Frederick Douglass, Emmett Scott, and George Washington Carver. In addition, the collection contains portraits of other African Americans, including Blanche K. Bruce, Henry O. Tanner, John R. Lynch, Richard T. Greener, and John M. Langston, as well as alumni of Tuskegee Institute. Also includes portraits of African American students at other schools in the South. Many images are unique because of personal inscriptions to Booker T. Washington.

Names

  • Bedou, A. P. (Arthur P.), 1882-1966, photographer
  • Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer
  • Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915, collector

Created / Published

  • 1889-1935, bulk 1897-1915.

Headings

  • -  Washington, Booker T.,--1856-1915
  • -  Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute--1880-1940
  • -  African Americans--1880-1940
  • -  Buildings--1880-1940
  • -  Educational facilities--United States--1880-1940
  • -  Women--Education--United States--1880-1940
  • -  Floats (Parades)--Alabama--Tuskegee--1900-1910
  • -  Public speaking--1900-1920
  • -  Students--1890-1940
  • -  School children--1880-1940
  • -  Schools--United States--1890-1940
  • -  Universities & colleges--United States--1890-1940

Headings

  • Albumen prints--1880-1920.
  • Gelatin silver prints--1890-1940.
  • Group portraits--1880-1940.
  • Photomechanical prints--1890-1940.
  • Portraits--1880-1940.

Genre

  • Portraits--1880-1940
  • Group portraits--1880-1940
  • Gelatin silver prints--1890-1940
  • Albumen prints--1880-1920
  • Photomechanical prints--1890-1940

Notes

  • -  Arrangement: Arranged by subject and size into twelve sub-groups as follows: Booker T. Washington portraits and memorials (LOT 13164-A); Washington at public speaking engagements (LOT 13164-B); Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (LOT 13164-C); Portraits (LOT 13164-D and LOT 13164-E); Colleges & Universities (LOT 13164-F); Canning & Poultry Club Conference, Caroline Co., Va., Aug. 8, 1913 (LOT 13164-G); YMCA buildings and facilities (LOT 13164-H); Identified and unidentified buildings (LOT 13164-I and LOT 13164-J); Agricultural workers (LOT 13164-K); Miscellaneous (LOT 13164-L).
  • -  Finding aid, listing the arrangement and contents of the collection is available in the Prints & Photographs Division Reading Room. This finding aid also includes an index to photographers represented in the collection. Also available online https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/eadpnp.pp002010
  • -  Booker T. Washington was born into slavery in 1856 and after Emancipation grew up in the Kanawha Valley of West Va. At the age of 16 he enrolled in the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Va. In 1881, on the recommendation of staff of the Hampton Institute, he was hired to found a school for African Americans in Tuskegee, Ala. Booker T. Washington became a prominent leader as the result of his fund-raising efforts for Tuskegee. By 1895, Washington had a reputation as a public speaker which is reflected in this collection. He gained the respect of Theodore Roosevelt, who became a trustee of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in 1910. Washington died at Tuskegee on November 14, 1915 shortly after a speaking engagement in the Northeast.
  • -  Title devised by Library staff.
  • -  Photographers featured prominently in the collection: A.P. Bedou, New Orleans, La., and Frances Benjamin Johnston. In addition there are several images by local Tuskegee photographers Charles D. Robinson and C.M. Battey.
  • -  In addition to photographic prints (albumen, collodion, and gelatin silver), the collection includes 53 photomechanical prints (chiefly halftone); 6 b&w film negatives (filed in series LC-W2723); 1 glass lantern slide (filed in series LC-W2733); and some textual materials interfiled with the photographs.
  • -  Transfer; Manuscript Division (Booker T. Washington papers); 1973 (DLC/PP-1973:148).
  • -  Transfer; Manuscript Division (Booker T. Washington papers) 1995 (DLC/PP-1995:013).
  • -  Forms part of the Booker T. Washington papers.

Medium

  • whole collection 701 items
  • 701 photographs (chiefly photographic prints) ; 57 x 41 cm. or smaller.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 13164 (F) (H) [P&P]

Source Collection

  • Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. Booker T. Washington papers

Repository

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 99472031

Rights Advisory

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Chicago citation style:

Washington, Booker T., Collector, Bedou, A. P, and Frances Benjamin Johnston, photographer. Visual materials from the Booker T. Washington papers. United States Tuskegee Alabama, 1889. to 1935, Bulk 1897 to 1915. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/99472031/.

APA citation style:

Washington, B. T., Bedou, A. P. & Johnston, F. B., photographer. (1889) Visual materials from the Booker T. Washington papers. United States Tuskegee Alabama, 1889. to 1935, Bulk 1897 to 1915. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/99472031/.

MLA citation style:

Washington, Booker T., Collector, photographers by Bedou, A. P, and Frances Benjamin Johnston. Visual materials from the Booker T. Washington papers. to 1935, Bulk 1897 to 1915. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/99472031/>.