Thursday, February 23, 2012

Buffalo Soldiers Company D, 8th Illinois Volunteer Regiment

Buffalo Soldiers of Company D, 8th Illinois Volunteer Regiment, 1899.

Title: [Company D, 8th Illinois Volunteer Regiment] Date Created/Published: [1899?] Medium: 1 photographic print. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-109102 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Call Number: LOT 11308 [P&P] Subjects: African Americans--Military service--1890-1900. Military personnel--American--1890-1900. Military uniforms--United States--1890-1900.

Format: Group portraits--1890-1900. Photographic prints--1890-1900. Portrait photographs--1890-1900. Collections: African American Photographs Assembled for 1900 Paris Exposition

Images collected by W.E.B. Du Bois and Thomas J. Calloway for the "American Negro Exhibit" at the Paris Exposition of 1900 (Exposition universelle internationale de 1900).

At the turn of the century, W. E. B. Du Bois compiled a series of photographs for the "American Negro" exhibit at the 1900 Paris Exposition. He organized the 363 images into albums, entitled Types of American Negroes, Georgia, U.S.A. and Negro Life in Georgia, U.S.A.

Du Bois's work for the American Negro exhibit was extensive and much praised. In the Spring of 1900, Paris Exposition judges awarded him a gold medal for his role as "collaborator" and "compiler" of materials for the exhibit. +sookie tex

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