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Cabinet Photograph Of Millie [And] Christine, "The Two Headed Nightingale," N.D., Ollivier Jan 1901

Cabinet Photograph Of Millie [And] Christine, "The Two Headed Nightingale," N.D., Ollivier

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Cabinet card is 6.5in (16.5cm) tall and 4.5in (11cm) wide. Millie and Christine are photographed in full portrait, each in fine clothes and shoes, each grasping the curtains that frame them in the photographer's studio. Christine, presumably the figure on the right, hold a fan in her right hand.


Carte-De-Visite Photograph: "2 Headed Girl, Millie Crissie," No Date., J. H. Fitzgibbon Dec 1869

Carte-De-Visite Photograph: "2 Headed Girl, Millie Crissie," No Date., J. H. Fitzgibbon

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Conjoined twins Millie and Christine McKoy in full portrait. Date of photograph unknown (likely ca. 1870, subjects died 1912).


Photograph: Tintype In Paper Sleeve Depicting A Man And Two Young Women, N.D., Anonymous Dec 1869

Photograph: Tintype In Paper Sleeve Depicting A Man And Two Young Women, N.D., Anonymous

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Tintype exposure is about 1"W x 2"H.

A girl in a white dress stands next to a seated man in dark clothes with her left arm around his shoulder. The man wears a hat and his hands rest on his lap. A young woman or girl, also in a white dress, sits next to him with her hands folded in her lap.

Date of photograph is unknown but tintypes flourished in popularity in the 1860s and 1870s and the clothing of the figures suggests a similar time period.


Carte-De-Visite, Full Portrait Of Mr. & Mrs. "General Tom Thumb" In Their Wedding Costume, 1863, By Matthew Brady., Matthew B. Brady, E. & H.T. Anthony Jan 1863

Carte-De-Visite, Full Portrait Of Mr. & Mrs. "General Tom Thumb" In Their Wedding Costume, 1863, By Matthew Brady., Matthew B. Brady, E. & H.T. Anthony

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Charles Sherwood Stratton (whose stage name was "General Tom Thumb" in P.T. Barnum's productions) is pictured with his wife Lavinia Stratton (maiden name: Warren). Stratton and Warren were married on February 10, 1863. Verso of CDV includes mimeographed inscriptions by the couple.


Receipt For Sale Of Permelia, A Woman. January 24, 1859., A. M. Holland, John Susan Jan 1859

Receipt For Sale Of Permelia, A Woman. January 24, 1859., A. M. Holland, John Susan

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Receipt "for a Negro Woman named Permelia," 21, from John Susan (name unclear) to A.M. Holland for "eleven hundred dollars" ($1100 USD), January 24, 1859. Location not stated.


Advertisement, Broadside: "Gang Of 25 Sea Island Cotton And Rice Negroes" (For Sale) By Louis D. Desausure, Charleston, S.C., 1852., Louis D. Desaussure Jan 1852

Advertisement, Broadside: "Gang Of 25 Sea Island Cotton And Rice Negroes" (For Sale) By Louis D. Desausure, Charleston, S.C., 1852., Louis D. Desaussure

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

This is an advertisement for an upcoming sale of 25 people (5 families, 2 individuals) as slaves in Charleston, S.C. at Ryan's Mart on Chalmers Street, September 25, 1852.


Warrant For Arrest. Charge: Assault And Battery On Julia, A Slave. 1841, Washington County, Tennessee., Justice Of The Peace, Washington County, Tennessee Oct 1841

Warrant For Arrest. Charge: Assault And Battery On Julia, A Slave. 1841, Washington County, Tennessee., Justice Of The Peace, Washington County, Tennessee

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

The justice of the peace for Washington County, Tennessee instructs the sheriff to detain an individual for the "assault and battery on the body of Julia a Female Slave the property of Alexander Nelson now in the employment of Henry C. Stephenson." October 28, 1841.


List Of Slaves, Including Their Ages, At Spring Garden Plantation, Florida, 1829., Spring Garden Plantation Jan 1829

List Of Slaves, Including Their Ages, At Spring Garden Plantation, Florida, 1829., Spring Garden Plantation

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

This item is a list of over 80 "negroes" — slaves of African descent — at Spring Garden, a plantation in present-day DeLeon Springs State Park, Florida. The list notes the first names of slaves and their ages. Annotations indicate occupations and work assignments, family units, and if individuals were sent to Charleston or sold locally. The meaning of some annotations are unclear or at least not explicit, such as small circles next to females' names. Annotations indicate this list was used as reference more than once. One pair of twins is noted as are several infants. Reference to the names Heriot ...


Deed Of Sale For Seven People (As Slaves) Sold By William O'Neale To John Henry Eaton, Washington, D.C., April 10, 1823., William O'Neale, John Henry Eaton Apr 1823

Deed Of Sale For Seven People (As Slaves) Sold By William O'Neale To John Henry Eaton, Washington, D.C., April 10, 1823., William O'Neale, John Henry Eaton

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

This deed or receipt acknowledges the exchange of $800 for seven slaves: Betsy Baker, 55; Nelly, 36 and her son Jim, 12 and daughter Jane, 7; Henney, 40, and her son Washington, 5; and Polly Quander, 21.