Alabama photographs collection-persons vertical file, [ca.1845- ].

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Alabama photographs collection-persons vertical file, [ca.1845- ].

Alabama photographs collection-persons vertical file, [ca.1845- ].

The photographs collection-persons vertical file consists of gelatin silver prints, albumen prints, and copyprints of Alabamians ranging from the obscure to the prominent. Some items may be photographs of painted portraits or engravings. In addition, images of non-Alabamians who may have played a part in Alabama history, e.g., Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, are included. The persons vertical file contains extensive groups of photographs of such people as Marie Bankhead Owen, Joseph Wheeler, Thomas McAdory Owen, and the Bankhead family. A large number of Alabama Governors are represented. One of the weaknesses of this file is the fact that it does not contain many images of recent participants in Alabama history. The majority of the images are from the middle and late 1800's to the early 1900's. Previously, these photographs were included in a picture collection which contained images of people, places and subjects arranged alpha-numerically. In the previous collections items were not specifically identified at the item level and included images that were not photographs.

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Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...

Bankhead, John Hollis, 1842-1920

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Incorporated in Maine in 1907, the Telepost Company was an independent telegraph company using the rapid system of telegraphy invented by Patrick B. Delaney. The company operated between Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville and other cities in the west. Rates were a quarter for 25 words and a nickel for each additional 10 words when the message was delivered by messenger; and 50 words for a quarter when the message was sent by wire and delivered to the post office in a sealed envelop. Th...

Owen, Thomas McAdory, 1866-1920

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Thomas McAdory Owen, was the first director of the Alabama Department of Archives; also an editor, bibliographer and Robert E. Lee enthusiast. From the description of Papers, 1912-1920 (bulk 1912). (Washington & Lee University). WorldCat record id: 53291535 Thomas M. Owen (1866-1920) was a lawyer, historian, and founder and director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. For more information on Owen see his History of Alabama and Dict...

Bankhead family

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Wheeler, Joseph, 1836-1906

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Confederate and U.S. Army general, and U.S. congressman from Ala. From the description of Letters, 1900-1905. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49377355 Confederate general. From the description of Joseph Wheeler photograph album, 1865-1866. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 241305535 Army officer. From the description of Joseph Wheeler correspondence, 1898-1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981347 ...

Underwood, Oscar Wilder, 1862-1929

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Oscar Wilder Underwood (1862-1929) served Alabama for many years in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Known best for his extensive knowledge of and authorship of a sweeping tariff reform act, he was also a Democratic candidate for president in 1912 and in 1924, which saw the longest convention in U.S. history. He has been described as a conservative politician who opposed suffrage for women, Prohibition, and rights for organized labor. Underwood was born on May 6, 1862, i...

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

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Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...

Owen, Marie Bankhead, 1869-1958

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Marie Bankhead Owen, after the death of her husband Thomas McAdory Owen, became the Director of the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History. She retired in 1953 and during her tenure she was instrumental in having the Archives building constructed (1939). From the description of Family photographs, [18--]-[19--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122548623 ...