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.


Some toning and occasional spotting. 

Estimate: $600 - $800
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