Photograph of an unidentified enslaved woman and a descendent of Thomas Bullitt, circa 1860.

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Title

Photograph of an unidentified enslaved woman and a descendent of Thomas Bullitt, circa 1860.

Description

An undated tin type photograph of an unidentified Black woman, possibly enslaved, holding an unidentified white child. The fabric label has a faded caption that may say: "Batsy/Patsy/Becky - Mammy with one of Tom Bullitt's." It is unknown which of Thomas Bullitt's children is pictured, nor the exact name of the woman holding him. Due to the short-lived popularity of tin type photographs, this photograph may be dated around the mid-1860s to mid-1870s.

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

Date

ca. 1860

Contributor

Johansen, Emma

Rights

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Language

en

Type

Still Image

Identifier

016PC50

Citation

“Photograph of an unidentified enslaved woman and a descendent of Thomas Bullitt, circa 1860.,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed February 6, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3206.