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George O. Ennis photograph

Identifier: SC 01797

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Scope and Contents

The photograph is of George O. Ennis, a photographer and Civil War (1861-1865) soldier in Virginia's 19th Infantry. The photograph is a carte de visite (cdV) which is a type of small photograph patented in Paris, France by photographer André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri in 1854, although first used by Louis Dodero. In the photograph, Ennis is wearing a suit with a striped bow-tie The photograph was produced in 1872 by the C.R. Rees & Co. studio in Richmond, Virginia.


  • Creation: 1872

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

George O. Ennis served in Civil War (1861-1865) as a confederate soldier in Virginia's 19th infrantry and was a stereoscopic photographer. The 19th Virginia Infrantry regiment was trained for service for the Confederate States of America. The men in the 19th Virginia Infrantry were primarily from Charlottesville, Albemarle, Nelson, and Amherst Virginia.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 legal size folder)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased with the Nell Richardson Tonkin Fund.

Processing Information

The collection received container level processing. This finding aid may be updated to reflect new descriptions and acquisitions to the collection.

Guide to George O. Ennis Photograph
William and Mary Special Collections and Research Center Staff
November 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository