Small Collections Box 124
Contains 12 Results:
Fourteen photographs showing the grounds, buildings, and students of St. Emma's Industrial and Agricultural institute, a school for Black boys founded in 1895 in Powhatan County, Virginia. It was renamed St. Emma's Military Academy and closed in 1972.
Fourteen satirical cartoons created by Charles Homer McCutchen, a United States Army private serving in World War II. McCutchen was a resident of Chicago, and worked after the war as a painter and a freelance artist. The cartoons in this group feature commentary on military life, as well as politics.
Content warnings for racial caricatures.
Six letters sent by Richard Cumberland to his mother from Maranhao, Brazil. Cumberland, who was British, worked for a mining company that was operating in the jungle outside of Rodondo, a village in Maranhao. He writes about the living conditions, the climate, the pay, and the people he encountered.
Content warnings for derogatory language, mentions of racially motivated violence, drug use.
A letter from Henry Clay to Josiah Bigelow. In it, Clay responds to a rumor Bigelow heard about a General Harrison joining the Antimasons. The letter is one page long, and is housed with a cover sheet that served as an envelope, as well as a typed transcription of the text.
Six envelopes with different images commemorating the 61st and final reunion of the United Confederate Veterans in Norfolk, Virginia. There is also a block of four uncanceled three cent commemorative stamps.
Items are accompanied by three newsletters referencing the envelopes sent by Jeff Toalson to the James City Cavalry of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.