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William Shelburn Photograph Card, circa 1870s

March 3, 2011

Creator: Shelburn, William, 1834-1911.
Collection number: 5474
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Abstract: William Shelburn was active as a photographer in North Carolina circa 1856-1907. During that period, he frequently relocated his studio and gallery, which at various times were in Oxford, Raleigh, Goldsboro, Asbury, Greenville, Kinston, Durham, and Burlington. The collection is a photographic print, circa 1870s, mounted on card stock. It depicts an African American man on a donkey on a dirt street in front of a building; the man is holding a crutch. On the verso is printed: “William Shelburn, Photographer, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, N.C.” and “Additional copies can be obtained at any time by sending this number,” but no number is given.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Image P-5474/1 is an 1870s photograph card of an African American man on a donkey on a dirt street in front of a building. On the verso is printed: “William Shelburn, Photographer, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, N.C.” and “Additional copies can be obtained at any time by sending this number,” but no number is given.