University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Natchez Trace Collection Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Anonymous creator
Title: Natchez Trace collection photographs
Dates: circa 1855-1920
Abstract: Collection includes photographs from the southern United States and other regions from the mid 1800s through the early 1900s, featuring prominent leaders and families.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00251
Extent: 3 linear feet
Quantity: approximately 3 linear ft., including 3 daguerreotypes; 9 tintypes; 222 albumen cartes-de-visite; 54 albumen, collodion, and gelatin cabinet cards; 298 albumen and halftone stereographs; 41 other albumen prints; 3 albums with 4 tintypes and 134 cartes-de-visite; 103 gelatin and collodion Kodak prints; 1 platinotype; 6 other gelatin silver prints; 64 lantern slides; 74 postcards; 2 photographic prints
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Portraits (cartes-de-visites, cabinet cards, and tintypes) include members of several Natchez and Vicksburg area families, such as Archer, Turpin, Finnery, and Drake. Collection also contains portraits of several Confederate generals, including Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Richard Taylor, and Sterling Price. Some of these were published by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. of New York City. Many portraits are unidentified and arranged by photographer. Significant among these photographers are Samuel Anderson, William W. Washburn, William H. Leeson, and Gustave A. Moses of New Orleans; H. J. Herrick, A. L. Blanks, and French & Co. of Vicksburg; and Gurney of Natchez. Commercial views of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains were taken by George E. Mellen, William Henry Jackson, and others. The many stereographs include scenes of Vicksburg made by Herrick and Blanks, views of Baltimore, and two famous White House views published by J. F. Jarvis in 1873. The hand-tinted theater stereographs from France were common in the 1860s and 1870s. Two stereopticons are available for viewing stereographs. The large series of unidentified Kodak prints (ca. 1900) consists of views of the Matt Stewart Hardware Store, a parade, bicyclists and photographers in action, and various groups of people. They were probably taken in the area along the Mississippi River between Memphis and St. Louis. The lantern slides include Washington D. C. street scenes, churches, and federal buildings. The Panama slides are primarily of street scenes in Panama City and Colon and of the construction of the Panama Canal. Additionally, the collection includes two photographic prints which depict the river boat Robert E. Lee and Natchez under the hill.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

Index Terms

Personal Names
Anderson, Samuel
Archer, James J.
Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893
Blanks, A. L.
Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875
Clark, Champ
Herrick, H. J.
Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863
Jackson, William Henry
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Leeson, William H.
Mellen, George E.
Moses, Gustave A.
Price, Sterling
Rosser, Thomas L.
Sheridan, Henry Philip 1831-1888
Taylor, Richard
Washburn, William Watson
Zollicoffer, Felix Edward
Corporate Names
E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm)
French & Company
Gurney's Photograph and Fine Art Gallery
Herrick & Dirr
White House (Washington, D.C.)
African Americans
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Fort Sumter
Manitou Springs
Mississippi River
Panama Canal
Pikes Peak
Rocky Mountains
South Carolina
St. Augustine
United States
Washington, D.C.
Document Types

Related Materials

Comprises the photographic component of the larger Natchez Trace Collection, housed at the same repository.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Natchez Trace Collection Photographs, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)


Detailed Description of the Collection

3Y423 [SRH1230028609] Two photographic prints of the river boat Robert E. Lee and Natchez under the hill

3Y423 [SRH1230028609] Identified persons, circa 1860s - 1890s
Civil War soldiers unidentified, circa 1861-1865
Portraits of French military leaders, by Estienne of Paris, circa 1860s
Unidentified persons, arranged by photographer/studio, circa 1860s-1890s
New Orleans and other Louisiana photographers
Vicksburg photographers
Natchez and other Mississippi photographers
Alabama and Tennessee photographers
Other photographers

3Y424 [SRH1230028608] Places
Scenes of Natchez[?], by Gurney's Photograph Gallery [see note in collection holding record], circa 1860s
North Carolina, circa 1870s
Massachusetts and Minnesota
Commercial views of Colorado, circa 1870s - 1890s
France and the Philippines
Unidentified Kodak prints, probably from along Mississippi River, circa 1900
Manuscript letterheads, 1831, 1859, undated
Color slides of Natchez Trace Collection sheet music

3Y425 [SRH1230028610] Photograph albums, circa 1860s- 1870s
Identified cartes-de-visite of the Archer, Turpin, Drake, Finnery
Families and others of the Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi areas
3Y426 [SRH1230028611] Identified and unidentified cartes-des-visites

3Y427 [SRH1230028612] Stereographs
"Southern Scenery in and Around Vicksburg," by H. J. Herrick, circa 1870s
"View of Vicksburg," by A. L. Blanks, circa 1870s
"Views in Baltimore and Vicinity, MD.," published by E. and H. T. Anthony & Co., circa 1860s
Views of rooms of the White House, published by J. F. Jarvis, 1873
Other places in the U.S., circa 1860s - 1870s
Thomaston, Maine
Mt. Washington (New Hampshire)
Fort Sumter, Florida
St. Augustine, Florida
Yosemite, California
Humorous scenes published by Griffith and Griffith, circa 1900
"Stereoscopic Treasures," published by F. G. Weller, circa 1871
American Stereoscopic Company, hand-colored scenic views and subjects, 1897-1901, undated
"Gems of Statuary by Eminent Sculptors," possibly photographed by William England and published by the London Stereoscopic Company, circa 1860s - 1870s
Views of France, various publishers, circa 1860s - 1870s
Miscellaneous scenes, 1871, 1903, undated
3Y428 [SRH1230028614] French theater views, hand tinted
"Actualities Theatricales," published by A. Marion, 1866-1872
"Les Theatres de Paris," published by B. K., circa 1870

3Y429 [SRH1230028613] Lantern slides
Washington, D.C., views published by E. B. Thompson, circa 1910
Panama and building of the Panama Canal, published by Williams, Brown, & Earle, and others, 1906-1914
Champ Clark, undated

3Y3b [SRH1230028274] Cased photographs
Porterfield family member, daguerrotype, undated
Murdock[?] family member, daguerrotype, undated
Unidentified and uncased daguerrotype, undated

3Y4a [SRH1230028275] Large cased photograph
Three persons actors[?] out of doors in costumes[?], unidentified and tintype, undated

3S119b [SRH1230029322] Postcards
Den-Tex Hotel Court, Denison, Texas
Flooding along Mississippi River, 1912
Vicksburg and other Southern cities and places
Mount Vernon, Virginia
Groton and other Massachusetts
Booklet of views of Saint-Servan, France

2.325/X30 Artifact collection
2.325/X9 Leather-bound cabinet card photograph album

3S236 [SRH1230022725] Oversize Photographs