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CORNELIUS M. BATTEY (1873 - 1927) Booker T. Washington.
Silver print, circa 1908. 235x171 mm; 9 1/4x6 3/4 inches. With the artist's stamp, "C.M. Battey, Tuskegee Inst., Ala., Copyrighted," in the negative, lower right.
Washington founded Tuskegee Institute in 1881 as a place to educate African Americans in industrial and mechanical training. He died in 1915, one year before Battey become the head of the institute's first photography department.