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Artist:
James M. Vickroy, 1847 - 1913  Search this
Publisher:
Historical Publishing Company, active c. 1899  Search this
Sitter:
Frederick Douglass, Feb 1818 - 20 Feb 1895  Search this
Judson Whitlocke Lyons, 1895 - 1905  Search this
Lucy Craft Laney, 13 Apr 1854 - 23 Oct 1933  Search this
Booker T. Washington, 5 Apr 1856 - 14 Nov 1915  Search this
Henry McNeal Turner, 1 Feb 1834 - 8 May 1915  Search this
Timothy Thomas Fortune, 3 Oct 1856 - 2 Jun 1928  Search this
John Mercer Langston, 14 Dec 1829 - 15 Nov 1897  Search this
Sissieretta Jones, 5 Jan 1868 - 24 Jun 1933  Search this
Hallie Quinn Brown, 10 Mar 1849 - 16 Sep 1949  Search this
Mary V. Cook, c. 1863 - c. 1940s  Search this
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, 16 Jul 1862 - 25 Mar 1931  Search this
John Roy Lynch, 10 Sep 1847 - 2 Nov 1939  Search this
Henry Fitzbutler, 1842 - 1901  Search this
Lucius Henry Holsey, 3 Jul 1842 - 3 Aug 1920  Search this
Medium:
Chromolithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 68.3 x 53.2cm (26 7/8 x 20 15/16")
Mat: 86.4 x 71.1cm (34 x 28")
Type:
Print
Date:
1899
Exhibition Label:
The Afro-American Historical Family Record is both a personal genealogical chart and a proud pictorial history of African American advancement. Beneath symbols of national government, vignettes of an antebellum slave auction, cotton picking, and poor schools and housing on the left are contrasted with postwar scenes of free communities, industrial jobs, and prosperous schools and homes on the right. The two scenes at the bottom depict black regiments serving in Cuba during the Spanish American War. But portraiture of specific individuals plays an important role as well. Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, educator Lucy C. Laney, and lawyer Judson Lyons are grouped with PresidentsWashington and Lincoln. Beneath the space designed for recording personal family records are ten more prominent educators, writers, editors, entertainers, and political and religious leaders, illustrating an impressive degree of accomplishment for the first post-slavery generation.
Topic:
Booker T. Washington: Male  Search this
Booker T. Washington: Literature\Writer  Search this
Booker T. Washington: Education\Educator  Search this
Booker T. Washington: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Booker T. Washington: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Social Reformer  Search this
Booker T. Washington: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Booker T. Washington: Education\Administrator\Institute  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Male  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Literature\Writer  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Society and Social Change\Enslaved person  Search this
John Roy Lynch: Male  Search this
John Roy Lynch: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Roy Lynch: Military\Army\Officer  Search this
John Roy Lynch: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
John Roy Lynch: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Mississippi  Search this
John Roy Lynch: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
John Roy Lynch: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Mississippi  Search this
John Roy Lynch: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Real Estate Agent  Search this
John Roy Lynch: Law and Law Enforcement\Justice of the Peace  Search this
John Roy Lynch: Society and Social Change\Enslaved person  Search this
Judson Whitlocke Lyons: Male  Search this
Judson Whitlocke Lyons: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Lucy Craft Laney: Female  Search this
Lucy Craft Laney: Education\Educator  Search this
Lucy Craft Laney: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Henry McNeal Turner: Male  Search this
Henry McNeal Turner: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Henry McNeal Turner: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Bishop  Search this
Timothy Thomas Fortune: Male  Search this
Timothy Thomas Fortune: Literature\Writer  Search this
Timothy Thomas Fortune: Society and Social Change\Reformer  Search this
Timothy Thomas Fortune: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
Timothy Thomas Fortune: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Timothy Thomas Fortune: Communications\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
Timothy Thomas Fortune: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
John Mercer Langston: Male  Search this
John Mercer Langston: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Mercer Langston: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
John Mercer Langston: Education\Administrator\University\Dean  Search this
John Mercer Langston: Education\Educator\Professor\Law  Search this
Sissieretta Jones: Female  Search this
Sissieretta Jones: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Sissieretta Jones: Performing Arts\Performer  Search this
Hallie Quinn Brown: Female  Search this
Hallie Quinn Brown: Education\Educator  Search this
Hallie Quinn Brown: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Hallie Quinn Brown: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer  Search this
Hallie Quinn Brown: Education\Administrator\University\Dean  Search this
Mary V. Cook: Female  Search this
Mary V. Cook: Education\Educator  Search this
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett: Female  Search this
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett: Literature\Writer  Search this
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett: Communications\Journalist  Search this
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett: Communications\Journalist\Editor  Search this
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett: Society and Social Change\Enslaved person  Search this
Henry Fitzbutler: Male  Search this
Henry Fitzbutler: Health and Medicine\Physician  Search this
Lucius Henry Holsey: Male  Search this
Lucius Henry Holsey: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Minister  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2006.47
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2006.47