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Photograph of the 25th anniversary of the founding of Tuskegee Institute

Image for Photograph of the 25th anniversary of the founding of Tuskegee Institute
Photograph by
Johnston, Frances B., American, 1864 - 1952
Subject of
Tuskegee Institute, American, founded 1881
Unidentified Woman or Women
Abbott, Lyman, American, 1835 - 1922
Carnegie, Andrew, Scottish-American, 1835 - 1919
Eliot, Charles W., American, 1834 - 1926
Dr. Frissell, Hollis Burke, American, 1852 - 1917
Macy, V. Everit, American, 1871 - 1930
Schieffelin, William Jay, American, 1866 - 1955
Seligman, Isaac N., American, 1855 - 1917
Spence, Clara B., American, 1862 - 1923
Wilcox, William G., American, 1851 - 1917
Unidentified Man or Men
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (image): 7 3/4 × 9 3/4 in. (19.7 × 24.8 cm)
H x W (mount): 8 × 13 in. (20.3 × 33 cm)
H x W (mat): 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
Media Arts-Photography
Place captured
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white photograph taken at the 25th anniversary of the founding of Tuskegee University. At center of the photograph is a reviewing stand on which supporters of the University, including Trustees, dignitaries, educators, and philanthropists, are gathered to watch the proceedings. The reviewing stand is decorated with American flags and bunting. In the foreground, female Tuskegee students march past the reviewing stand, from proper right to proper left. The women are wearing full-length, long-sleeved dresses and hats. In the background are campus buildings, rolling hills and fences.
American South
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)
United States--History--1865-1921
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
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