Russell fl. 1890s Baltimore, Md silver gelatin cabinet print
Jeffres and Rogers ca. 1890s Baltimore, Md silver gelatin photoprint
Baltimore Photo. Co. ca. 1890s Baltimore, Md silver gelatin photoprint
W. Ashman's Photographic Art Studio ca. 1890s Baltimore albumen cabinet print portraits
Davis Federalsburg, Md. ca. 1895 silver gelatin photoprint portrait
Newman, A. Philadelphia ca. 1890s cabinet print portrait
Waller, A. E. Laurel, Del. ca. 1890s gelatin oval photoprint portrait
Bullard Lexington, Mo. ca. 1890s gelatin cabinet print portrait
Silver gelatin paper prints, max. 18.5 x 13.5 cm., mounted on cardboard
Silver albumen paper cabinet prints mounted on cardboard
Virgie Adams Williams Jefferson was a schoolteacher. Born June 10, 1888 in Dorchester County, Md. to Mary Elizabeth Hackett Williams and William Spry Williams, their third child. Graduated from Western Maryland College in 1909 and taught in a one-room schoolhouse before her marriage. She married Jerome Davis Jefferson Nov. 11, 1914 and died May 3, 1986.
14 gelatin and albumen photoprints, all studio portraits. The images, including cabinet prints, depict members of the family of Virgie Williams Jefferson, and were identified by her in 1964. Most apparently were taken in the 1890s, in studios in Baltimore, Md.; Federalsburg, Md.; Laurel, Del.; Philadelphia; and Lexington, Mo. Most of the studios are identified and are listed below.
The Virgie Williams Jefferson Photoprint Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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