The Benjamin Layton collection, which dates from circa 1870 to 1980 and measures 1.54 linear feet, includes portraits of African American men, women and children, images taken during the Nixon era and materials documenting the personal and professional life of Benjamin Layton. The collection is comprised of black-and-white photographs, color photographs, cabinet photographs, cartes-de-visite (card photographs), copy prints, correspondence, etchings, newsletters, pamphlets, postcards, programs and tintypes.
Benjamin Layton collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Benjamin Layton
African American soldiers
African Americans--Social life and customs
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu