Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the Virgie Williams Jefferson Photoprint Collection

Summary

Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0313
Creators:
Bullard, ca. 1890s (Lexington, Mo.)
Jeffres and Rogers, ca. 1890s, Baltimore, Md
Jefferson, Virgie Williams, 1888-1986
Russell, fl. 1890s (Baltimore, Md)
Newman, A., ca. 1890s (Philadelphia)
Wagner, fl. 1890s (Baltimore [Md.])
W. Ashman's Photographic Art Studio, ca. 1890s, Baltimore
Waller, A. E., -ca. 1890s (Laurel, Del.)
Davis, ca. 1895 (Federalsburg, Md.)
Baltimore Photo. Co., ca. 1890s Baltimore, Md
Dates:
circa 1870s-1890s
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
14 Photographs
Repository:
Collection of family photographs from 1890s.

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
This collection contains thirteen items photoprints, including albumen cabinet prints, and a memorial card from about the 1890's. The photographs are studio portraits, including six by Baltimore photographers. These items were in the custody of various family members during the early twentieth century, then collected and identified by Mrs. Jefferson in 1964. The identifications presumably are all in Mrs. Jefferson's handwriting.

Arrangement

Arrangement
The collection is arranged numerically according to inventory.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical / Historical
Virgie Adams Williams Jefferson was a schoolteacher, who was born on June 10, 1888, in Dorchester County, Maryland, to Mary Elizabeth Hackett Williams and William Spry Williams; she was their third child. She graduated from Western Maryland College in 1909 and taught in a one room schoolhouse before her marriage. She married Jerome Davis Jefferson on November 11, 1914, and died on May 3, 1986. The donor of these photographs, Mrs. Mary J. Burnett, is the daughter of Virgie Williams Jefferson.

Administration

Author
David E. Haberstich
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Mary J. Burnett, (Mrs. William F.), 1988, May 24.
Processing Information
Collection processed by David Haberstich, 1990.
Custodial History
These family photographs were in the collection of family members during the early twentieth century,

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
The Virgie Williams Jefferson Photoprint Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs -- 1850-1900 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits -- Photographs -- 1890-1900 -- Maryland Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maryland -- 1890-1900 Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Memorial cards -- 1890-1900 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cabinet prints -- 1870-1900 -- Maryland Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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