These children were turned out of the St. Lawrence Hotel, Chestnut St., Philadelphia, on account of color

These children were turned out of the St. Lawrence Hotel, Chestnut St., Philadelphia, on account of color

Photograph

James Earle McClees

Maker
American, 1821–1887

These children were turned out of the St. Lawrence Hotel, Chestnut St., Philadelphia, on account of color

1863
Albumen silver print
Image: 3 3/8 × 2 in. (8.5 × 5.1 cm)
Mount: 3 15/16 × 2 1/2 in. (10 × 6.3 cm)
Gift of Eastman Kodak Company, ex-collection Gabriel Cromer
1981.4490.0003
Inscriptions Printed in black ink, mount recto, B: THESE CHILDREN \ Were turned out of the St.
Lawrence Hotel, Chestnut St., \ Philadelphia, on account of Color.
Inscribed in pencil, verso, T: 1 1/2
Printed in black ink, verso, C: Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863, by \ Philip Bacon, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of \ the United States, for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. \ J.E. McClees, \ Artist, \ 910 Chestnut Street, \ Philadelphia. \ The nett [sic] proceeds from the sale of these Photographs \ will be devoted to the education of Colored people in the \ department of the Gulf, now under the commande of Maj. \ Gen'l. Banks.
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