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Hiram Revels photograph collection

Title
Hiram Revels photograph collection [graphic].
Author
Revels, Hiram R. (Hiram Rhoades), 1827?-1901.
Publication
1850-1910.

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Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Hiram Revels CollectionSchomburg Center - Photographs & Prints

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p1bc Revels, Hiram Collection (CstRLIN)NYPW088000023-A.
Description
  • 4 items (1 folder); 15 x 21 cm. and smaller.
  • 2 photographic prints : gelatin silver, one albumen, b&w ;
  • 2 card photographs : albumen ;
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Group portraits – 1850-1919.
  • Portrait photographs – 1850-1919.
  • Cabinet photographs – 1850-1919.
  • Cartes de visite – 1850-1919.
  • Albumen prints – 1870-1909.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1850-1919.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Collection contains work by Davis Premium Gallery and Doremus' Floating Photographic Gallery.
  • View of Alcorn College part of Doremus' Mississippi Views series.
Biography (note)
  • Hiram Rhoades Revels, clergyman, politician, and college president, was the first African American to serve on the United States Senate.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Hiram Revels Collection, 1870-1948.
Call Number
Sc Photo Hiram Revels Collection
Author
Revels, Hiram R. (Hiram Rhoades), 1827?-1901.
Title
Hiram Revels photograph collection [graphic].
Imprint
1850-1910.
Summary
The Hiram Revels Photograph Collection consists of a group portrait of Revels and his family; a studio portrait of Revels's wife, Phoebe; a studio portrait of Maggie Revels (probably one of Revels's daughters); and a view of the Oakland Chapel and nearby buildings at Alcorn College, Claiborne County, Mississippi.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Hiram Revels Collection, 1870-1948.
Biography
Hiram Rhoades Revels, clergyman, politician, and college president, was the first African American to serve on the United States Senate. After serving as a church pastor before the Civil War, and helping to organize black military regiments during the war, Revels briefly served in Mississippi local and state politics, from 1868-1870, before he was elected, in 1870, by the state legislature to the U.S. Senate to complete the unexpired term of Jefferson Davis. In 1871, he became the first president of Alcorn College, a black school in Claiborne County, Mississippi, serving from 1871-1873, and again from 1876-1882. Revels and his wife, Pheobe, had six daughters including Suzie, who later married journalist Horace Roscoe Cayton.
Local Note
SCM 77-76
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Davis Premium Gallery.
Doremus' Floating Photographic Gallery.
Found In:
p1bc Revels, Hiram Collection (CstRLIN)NYPW088000023-A.
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Hiram Revels Collection
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