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Photographs

Yale Studio
MR. AND MRS. MARSHALL BROWN, ALBERT M. BUTLER, AND IRENE E [CHUM?]
Savin Rock, New Haven, Connecticut, August 1908
Tintype and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-1
Photograph shows a group of African-Americans.

Unknown Photogragpher
A LOT OF TINTYPE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE CARRINGTON FAMILY, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1860s-1890s
Tintype photographs
Museum purchase, 1981-136-[2,4-5,8-15, 35-39, 41-45, 47-48, 50-53]
The Carringtons were a family of African-American descent living in Norwich.

Bob Hauser
RESTAURANT INTERIOR
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, early 1900s
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-18
The employee at center is believed to be Alexander Harrington, an African- American, who was for a time a chef at the Del-Hoff restaurant in Norwich.

Laighton Bros.
AN UNIDENTIFIED AFRICAN AMERICAN BABY
Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1880-1886
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-19
This appears to be Nanette Carrington.

Borman
ALEXANDER HARRISON CARRINGTON
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, "X-mas 1904"
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-36-20
Photograph of sixteen-year-old African-American man.

Pach Bros.
"ALEX CARRINGTON"
New York, New York, "Dec. 5, 1886"
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-16
Photograph of a young African-American man.

Borman
NANNETTE CARRINGTON
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1904
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-25
Photograph of a young African-American woman.

Unknown Photographer
MANZELLA CARRINGTON ?
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, early 1900s
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-26
This is believed to be a picture of Mrs. Alex Carrington, Sr.

Laighton Bros.
AN UNIDENTIFIED AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE CHILD
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1900
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981.136.27
This is probably Nannette Carrington.

Eisenmann
GROUP OF EIGHT YOUNG MEN
New York, New York, 1890s
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-28
Photograph of eight unidentified young African-American men, wearing white robes, posed with ceremonial sword and African drum.

Unknown Photographer
UNIDENTIFIED MAN WITH CAR
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1910s-20s
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-30
Photograph of an unidentified African-American man with a car.

Antoofian
UNIDENTIFIED YOUNG GIRL
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1900
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-31
Photograph of a young African-American girl posed with a teddy bear.

F. J. Taylor & Co.
HOUSE WITH UNIDENTIFIED AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN POSED IN FRONT
Probably Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1890s
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-22
The woman posed by the house is a Carrington relative who appears in other photographs in the family collection.

W. C. Bell
MRS. ALEX CARRINGTON WITH HER DAUGHTER AND SON
Frederick, Maryland, 1890
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-58
This appears to be Manzella Carrington, with Nannette and Alexander Harrison Carrington.

F. J. Moulton
MRS. ALEXANDER CARRINGTON AND HER DAUGHTER AND SON
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1900
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-32
Photograph of Manzella Carrington and Nannette and Alexander Harrison Carrington.

Unknown Photographer
AFRICAN AMERICAN MINISTER POSED IN FRONT OF A CHURCH
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, 1870s -1880s
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-33
A sign on the brick building reads: "OLIVE|A.M.E.C.|Rebuilt 1876." A cornerstone is marked "1876."

Unknown Photographer
GROUP OF UNIDENTIFIED AFRICAN AMERICANS
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, 1870s-1880s
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-34
Photograph of an unidentified African-American church group gathered outdoors around a piano.

George Anderson
UNIDENTIFIED YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN WEARING A CROSS
Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1870
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-60


Kellogg Brothers
UNIDENTIFIED BABY WITH CAPTION "NEGRO"
Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1864-1865
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-62
This photograph may have been used as the basis for a photographic enlargement. Photographer's note on its verso: "...Doctor...Broad flat nose...negro."

E. A. Spaford
UNIDENTIFIED YOUNG WOMAN
Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1880s
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981.136.54
Photograph of an unidentified young African-American woman.

E. H. Clark
UNIDENTIFIED MAN
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 1860s
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-55
Photograph of an elderly African-American man.

Scott
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN ON GRADUATION DAY
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1910
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-56
Photograph of a young African-American woman on graduation day.

Unknown Photographer
GROUP OF MEN, INCLUDING ALEX CARRINGTON
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1880-1890s
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-64
Photograph of group of five Caucasian men posed informally outdoors with Alex Carrington at center.

Unknown Photographer
ELDERLY AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN HOLDING A BABY
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1880
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-65
This unidentified woman appears to be the grandmother of Nannette and Alexander Harrison Carrington. She appears in other photographs with the two children and Mrs. Alex Carrington.

E. G. Ranney
PHOTOGRAPH OF UNIDENTIFIED AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN WITH FUR COLLAR, MUFF AND PAISLEY SHAWL
Possibly Willimantic, Connecticut, circa 1870-1890
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-67
Photograph of an unidentified African-American woman.

Webster's Photographic Studio
UNIDENTIFIED MAN
Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1870s
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-69
Photograph of an unidentified African-American man.

Duryea
UNIDENTIFIED YOUNG GIRL
Brooklyn, New York, circa 1890s
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-71
Photograph of an unidentified young African-American girl.

Unknown Photographer
UNIDENTIFIED YOUNG GIRL WITH DOLL
Circa 1900
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1981-136-72
Photograph of young African-American girl posed outdoors with her doll.

W. W. Nicholas
UNIDENTIFIED AFRICAN AMERICAN GROUP
Possibly Sterling Hill, Connecticut, circa 1880-1915
Paper and cardboard
Gift of Martha P. Burdick, 1982-97-6
Photograph of an unidentified African-American group consisting of a mother, a father and two children. The family is posed in front of a rural nineteenth- century farm house with a barn and carriage in the background and a fire hydrant in the foreground.

Rodgers Co.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN AND WOMAN
Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1860
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1986-114-1
Carte de visite photograph of an unidentified couple; a woman wearing a plaid dress stands next to a seated man.

H. Webster & Co.
TINTYPE OF AN UNIDENTIFIED MAN
Hartford, Connecticut, n.d.
Tin and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1986-114-2
Tintype in paper folder of an unidentified seated man with a mustache and a beard.

Jordan's
TINTYPE OF AN UNIDENTIFIED MAN
New London, Connecticut, circa 1860
Tin and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1986-114-3
Tintype of a seated African-American man with a mustache wearing a hat.

J. Weekes
WOMAN HOLDING AN INFANT
Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1860
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1986-114-4
Carte de visite of an African-American woman holding an infant.

Hennigar
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN
Middletown, Connecticut, circa 1860

Museum purchase, 1986-114-5
Carte de visite of an unidentified African-American woman wearing a plaid dress.

Gear's Gallery of Art
YOUNG WOMAN
New Haven, Connecticut, circa 1860
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1986-114-6
Carte de visite of an unidentified young African-American woman standing by a pillar.

W. Hunt
YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN
New Haven, Connecticut, circa 1860
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1986-114-7
Carte de visite of a young African-American woman wearing a flowered dress. She is posed in a seated position.

G. S. North
SIX CHILDREN WITH AN AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN
South Norwalk, Connecticut, circa 1900
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1987-81-1
Photograph of six white children with an African-American woman.

G. S. North
SIX CHILDREN WITH AN AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN
South Norwalk, Connecticut, circa 1900
Paper and cardboard
Museum purchase, 1987-81-2
Photograph of six white children with an African-American woman, labeled on verso "Aunt Kizzie."

Unknown Photographer
UNIDENTIFIED AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN
Meriden, Connecticut, circa 1960-70
Paper
Gift J. B. Coggins Co., 1988-90-204
This photograph of an African-American man wearing safety glasses and using a drill is part of a lot of photographs of workers at the J. B. Coggins Manufacturing Company.

Burton H. Hubbell
UNIDENTIFIED CHILDREN
Possibly Meriden, Connecticut, circa 1880-1910
Paper
Gift of Whitlock's of New Haven, X1985-406-27
Photograph of a group of unidentified African-American children by a rural house.

W. F. Page
UNIDENTIFIED YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN
South Norwalk, Connecticut, circa early 1870s
Paper and cardboard
X1973-8-0, 11


A. Hoen & Co.
LITHOGRAPH MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE, WITH PHOTOGRAPHS OF DAVID HALL AND ZORA EVANS
Norwich, Connecticut, 12 September 1878
Paper, cardboard, tintype
Gift of Margaret Ofslager, 1975-79-2


Unknown Photographer
AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY POSED IN FRONT OF JOHN BROWN HOMESTEAD
Torrington, Connecticut, circa 1890s-1900
Paper and cardboard
X 1991-50-0


Rockwood
UNIDENTIFIED AFRICAN AMERICAN BOY HOLDING SILVER TRAY
New York, New York, circa 1860s
Paper and cardboard
1975-86-17
Found in the Perry family album, #81.

S. H. Waite
FREDERICK DOUGLASS
Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1860s
Paper and cardboard
1983-61-0


Kellogg Brothers
"FANNIE VIRGINIA CASSEOPIA LAWRENCE, A REDEEMED SLAVE CHILD"
Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1863
Paper and cardboard
X1990-1-28
This is a photograph of a mulatto child.

Unknown Photographer
YALE CLASS BOOK
New Haven, Connecticut, 1869
Albumen photographs bound in leather album
X1991-2-0
African-Americans pictured include Joseph George Hannibal, Candy Sam, Jackson, Sr., and a group of six workers.

Unknown Photographer
YALE CLASS BOOK
New Haven, Connecticut, 1872
Albumen photographs bound in leather album
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Graves, 1965-48-0
Photograph album of the Class of 1872, Yale College, containing portraits of the members of the faculty, students of the class of 1872, and views of the college and New Haven. African-Americans pictured include Joseph George Hannibal, Candy Sam, Jackson, Sr., Allston, Livingston, Jackson Jr. and "College Sweeps."

Augustus Washington (1820-?)
CHLOE HOLCOMB CORNISH (1800-1837)
Hartford, Connecticut, 1850-1855
Daguerreotype, cased, 1/6 plate
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Hall, 1969-14-1
Augustus Washington was an African-American photographer who opened Hartford's first daguerrean studio in 1843 to help finance his college education. This photograph is of a painting of the profile of a woman.

Augustus Washington (1820-?)
UNIDENTIFIED YOUNG BOY
Hartford, Connecticut, 1850-1855
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
X1960-191-0
Photograph of a young white boy seated in a chair.

Augustus Washington (1820-?)
UNIDENTIFIED MAN WITH BEARD
Hartford, Connecticut, 1850-1855
Ambrotype, 1/6 plate
X1960-192-0
Waist length view of white man with tinted cheeks.

Augustus Washington (1820-?)
DAGUERREOTYPE CASE
Hartford, Connecticut, 1850-1855
Paper, velvet, brass hinges
Museum purchase, 1961-14-22
An empty case with Washington's studio imprint.

Augustus Washington (1820-?)
UNIDENTIFIED MAN
Hartford, Connecticut, 1850-1855
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
Gift of Mrs. Edgar Burnham, 1959-80-9


Augustus Washington (1820-?)
SARAH TAINTOR WATERMAN
Hartford, Connecticut, 1850-1855
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
X1940-4-0
Young white woman in a fancy dress with lace collar and sleeves, holds a bouquet of flowers.

Augustus Washington (1820-?)
LYDIA MORGAN BULKELEY
Hartford, Connecticut, 1850-1855
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
X1960-193-1
Seated white woman in dress with lace collar; she holds a picture in her lap.

Augustus Washington (1820-?)
ELIPHALET A. BULKELEY
Hartford, Connecticut, 1850-1855
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
X1960-193-2
E. A. Bulkeley was the first president of The Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. Bulkeley was photographed holding a long, rolled paper in one hand.

Augustus Washington (1820-?)
CHARLES E. BULKELEY
Hartford, Connecticut, 1850-1855
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
X1960-193-3
Half-length view of dark-haired white boy in jacket, vest, and tie.

Unknown Photographers
LOT OF 16 PHOTOGRAPHS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS
Various locations, Connecticut, 20th century
Photographs
Various accesion numbers
Print Room-Folder—"Blacks, identified Connecticut" All people and locations are cross-filed with other collections.