Object Details

Scope and Contents
This series measures .88 linear feet and is arranged by subject and photographic format or process. It contains three subseries: Subseries 1: Historical Photograph Collection, circa 1865-circa 1890; Subseries 2: Layton Family Photographs, circa 1865-circa 1890; and Subseries 3: Political Photographs, circa 1970-circa 1976. Subseries 1 consists of nineteenth-century photographs, mostly cartes-de-visite, tintypes, and cabinet cards, depicting African American and white adults and children. Subseries 2 consists of photographs of Benjamin Layton, his family, and their activities. Subseries 3 consists of publicity photographs of U.S. political figures and others from the 1970s. Oversized material in Subseries 3 is housed in Cabinet 10, Drawer 6.
circa 1865-1977
0.88 Linear feet (2 boxes, 1 folder)
Archival materials
Collection Rights
The Benjamin Layton collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation
Benjamin Layton collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Benjamin Layton.
ACMA.06-031, Series 2
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