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CDVs of African American Lincoln Institute Students, ca 1880

Lot of 4 CDV portraits of Lincoln Institute students. S. Winans: Jefferson City, Missouri, n.d., ca 1880.  Imprint on verso. Each captioned below image "Student of Lincoln Institute." Half-portraits of well-dressed young men, each wearing a long jacket, waistcoat, and cravat. Three of the gentlemen are posing with an elbow leaning on a table with a tasseled drape. 

During the Civil War, the 62nd Colored Infantry regiment, with large numbers of recruits from Missouri, set up educational programs for its soldiers and raised over $6,000 to set up a black university. In 1866, Lincoln Institute was founded and headed by white abolitionist officer Richard Foster. The college still exists today in Jefferson City under the name Lincoln University.

Condition:

Some toning and occasional spotting. 

Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$375
02/20/2020

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