Portrait of Martha Ann ‘Patty’ Atavis with Anna Whitridge
A cased tintype portrait of Martha Ann "Patty" Atavis (circa 1816-1874) with Anna Whitridge. Atavis was an enslaved person in the home of Doctor John Whitridge of Baltimore, Maryland. She was sold to Whitridge in 1839 and cared for the family’s children, including Anna, until her death. She is buried next to another of her charges, Olivia Whitridge (1837-1839), in Baltimore's Green Mount Cemetery.