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Photograph by:
C. M. Battey, American, 1873 - 1927  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Institute, American, founded 1881  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 8 1/16 × 10 in. (20.5 × 25.4 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1916-1918
Gelatin silver print of an outdoor scene showing a crowd of men and women who appear to be in uniform. The crowd is separated by gender, with the women in the foreground. The women are all wearing long-sleeved white shirts, black skirts, black bow ties, and hats (the majority of which are straw). The men are in the background. The front rows of men appear to be wearing lighter clothing and hats with high, dented crowns. The men at the back are wearing darker suits and a variety of hat styles. In front of the crowd is a small slope, at the top of which people are gathered. At the right is a set of steps leading up to a patio, on which a table is set up. White text at the bottom right reads [F / 1135 / C. M. BATTEY / TUSKEGEE INST., ALA.]
African American  Search this
Education  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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