53 cabinet cards depicting African Americans from the 1880s-1890s. Photography studios' information is printed on the cards, but personal information concerning those photographed is not included.
One cabinet card was taken by a C. E. Cheyne photography in Hampton, Virginia. The back of the cabinet card reads Carrie E. Stules, January 14, 1896.
Three cabinet cards are of the medicine show duo "Pete and Lize," photographed by E. R. Rose, Oswego, Kansas. Geo Hamtpon performed as Pete, and Eddie B. Love, a female impersonator, performed as Lize. The duo toured throughout Kansas in 1890s.
There is also a cabinet card to Booker T. Washington taken by Russell and Sons, Windsor, England, reprinted by P .S. Rogers, New York, New York.
Other photography studios in the collection include:
Bewsaw's, Bellefontaine, Ohio
Edward's, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
M. Goulart, New Bedford
Fowler and Pruden, Eclipse Studio, Jamestown, New York
Russell, Baltimore, Maryland
Heyn, Omaha, Nebraska
E. W. Fortune, Los Angeles, California
W. A. Biddle, Richwood, Ohio
C. Jessen and Company, Providence, Rhode Island
Weyrich's Studio, Hillsboro, Ohio
C. M. Huddleston, New Castle, Indiana
J. H. Danner, St. Paul, Minnesota
A. H. Fell, Fort Ann, New York
C. P. Hormig, Frankfort, Indiana
D. L. Cook, Fort Scott, Kansas
C. H. Webster, South Haven, Michigan
C. M. Bowman and Company, Omaha, Nebraska
Goerge F. Riel, Chicago, Illinois
Mulligan Brothers, Columbus, Ohio
M. Oteship, Newark, New Jersey
W. T. Caldwell, Alliance, Nebraska
The J.A. Pfeifer Company, Columbus, Ohio
Johnson S. Souder, Selma, Alabama
Hunt, Mayfieldm Kentucky
Lawrence Mettner, Kansas
Dillon, Cincinnati, Ohio
M. Koogle and J. H. King, Bellefontaine, Ohio
McLeod, Atchison, Kansas
Levi Gold, Cincinnati, Ohio
Jackson, Waco, Texas
J. R. Pearson, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Crocker, Corning, New York
Sullivan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
J.J. Millikin, Bellefontaine, Ohio
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