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

Item

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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

Contributor

Johansen, Emma

Language

Identifier

016PC50

Citation

“Photograph of an unidentified enslaved woman and a descendent of Thomas Bullitt, circa 1860.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 24, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3206.