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Millie-Christine

John H. Fitzgibbon, 2 Headed Girl, Millie-Crissie, ca. 1870 (1573.1990) Ollivier Photo, Millie Christine: The Carolina Twin, surnamed the 2-headed Nightingale, ca. 1880 (1546.1990) Frank Wendt, [Millie-Christine], ca. 1900 (2011.47.70) Millie-Christine McKoy (1851-1912), twins joined at the lower spine, was … Continue reading

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I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance

Unidentified Photographer, I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance. Sojourner Truth, 1864 (182.2003) Unidentified Photographer, I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance. Sojourner Truth, 1864 (2007.113.1) Noel B. Baker, I sell the Shadow to Support the Substance. Sojourner Truth, 1864 … Continue reading

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The Capture of Jefferson Davis by the Fourth Michigan Cavalry

George W. Lonsbury, [Benjamin D. Pritchard], ca. 1867 Stansbury & Co., [Benton D. Thurston], ca. 1865 Stansbury & Co., [Johnson Saur], ca. 1865 Stansbury & Co., [Horace Bascome Warner], ca. 1865 Stansbury & Co., [John Sullivan], ca. 1865 The exhibition … Continue reading

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Jefferson Davis Dressed as a Woman

Unidentified Photographer, “Jeff Davis and His Last Ditch,” 1865 Unidentified Photographer, Jeff Davis in disguise, as he appeared at the time of his capture, 1865 Francis Hacker, Jeff’s Soliloquy, to be or Not to be (hanged) that’s the question, 1865 … Continue reading

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Pocket Photographs: The Carte-de-Visite Revisited

Abraham Bogardus, Jubilee Singers, ca. 1876 Mathew B. Brady; published by E. & H.T. Anthony and Co., [Edwin Booth and his daughter Edwina], 1865 Broadbent & Phillips, [Unidentified Union Soldier], ca. 1862-65 Charles Eisenmann, The Original Eliophobus Family: Rudolph Lucasie, … Continue reading

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Youthful Murderer

Unidentified Photographer, Youthful Murderer, Charles H. Cuffee, ca. 1870 Without concrete facts it is hard to find a connection between the face of this young boy to the title of “murderer.” Fourteen-year-old Charles H. Cuffee was accused for the bludgeoning … Continue reading

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These children were turned out of the St. Lawrence Hotel, Chestnut St., Philadelphia, on account of Color

James Earle McClees, These children were turned out of the St. Lawrence Hotel, Chestnut St., Philadelphia, on account of Color, 1863 During the Civil War, schools for freedmen, ex-slaves, and their children were set up in many areas of the … Continue reading

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The Scourged Back

McPherson & Oliver (attributed), The Scourged Back, 1863 This searing image was widely circulated by Northern abolitionists to demonstrate the brutality of slavery. It represents the severe scars left by whipping on the back of Gordon, a former slave who … Continue reading

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Radical Members of the South Carolina Legislature

Unidentified Photographer, Radical Members of the South Carolina Legislature, ca. 1868–72 In 1867, the governments of the former Confederate states were restructured to reflect the new political order of the post-Civil War South. Federal troops oversaw the implementation of the … Continue reading

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