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Portrait of Martha Ann 'Patty' Atavis

Description

A cased daguerreotype portrait of Martha Ann "Patty" Atavis (circa 1816-1874). Atavis was an enslaved person in the home of Dr. John Whitridge of Baltimore, Maryland. On the inside of the case is a handwritten note that reads: "Martha Ann Atavis / generally known as "Patty" / Died February 26th, 1874 / 58 years old over 36 years the devoted nurse in the family of Dr. John Whitridge of Baltimore."

Creator

unknown

Date

circa 1850

Language(s)

English

Collection Number

CSPH

Dimensions

3.75 x 3.25 inches

Extent

1 cased photograph

Resource ID

4243

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.