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    Posted 5 years ago

    scottvez
    (906 items)

    This came in a grouping that included the Phillips Academy baseball team.

    This image depicts a famous Phillips graduate.

    Richard T. Greener graduated from Phillips in 1865 and had this photograph taken, AUTOGRAPHED it, and exchanged it with another student. The tax stamp on the back clearly dates it to 1 JUL 1865.

    Greener went on to become the FIRST African- American graduate of Harvard in 1870.

    In 1874, he became the FIRST African- American Professor at the University of South Carolina and later served as Dean of the Howard University School of Law.

    Reproduction of this image in any form is prohibited.

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Fabulous image of a confident young man !!!
    2. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks vetraio, Greener was definitely a ground breaker. If you have the time do an online search-- he really had a fascinating life.

      He also served as a Diplomat to Russia during the Russo- Japanese War.

      scott
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Shall do !!!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      This was one of the better biographies I found:
      http://www.blackpast.org/aah/greener-richard-t-1844-1922

      The discovery of his documents a few years ago created controversy too !!!
      http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2013/10/16/richard-t-greener-harvard-diploma-chicago-man-threatens-to-burn/
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      But they went on display late last year :
      http://s-usih.org/2014/01/i-had-to-get-their-attention-race-class-and-intellectual-history-on-chicagos-south-side.html
    6. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 years ago
      I find my self looking at the back of vintage pictures for the stamps now before I look at the front of them ,...lol nice picture ...Scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Yep vetraio-- a mountain of controversy surrounded the discovery, marketing and eventual sale of the collection!

      Roy-- the tax stamps date images to the time period of 1 AUG 64- 31 JUL 66. They are a study in themselves. I have hundreds and would consider them to be generally misunderstood and under appreciated by many photo collectors.

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks for looking vo and mcheconi!

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks for looking nobucks, kyra and trunkman.

      scott
    10. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks for looking chrissy and picker.

      scott
    11. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks cultcha and kiva.

      scott
    12. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks much ted!

      scott
    13. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks for looking hunter.

      scott
    14. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks tom and rick!

      scott
    15. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Here is a carte de visite (cdv) found on the Phillips Academy web site that shows the same pose as my image (NOT autographed):

      http://www.andover.edu/About/Newsroom/Pages/RichardTGreener1865.aspx
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      HAPPY NEW YEAR SCOTTV !!!!!
    17. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      THANKS VETRAIO, and a Happy New Year to you and yours!

      scott
    18. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks rade and brunswick!

      scott
    19. Signaholic Signaholic, 5 years ago
      Scott, another gem from history indeed! It's a shame it took another hundred years for things to really change in this country.
    20. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting sign-- agree.

      Happy New Year to you and yours!

      scott
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      SEASON's GREETINGS to YOU & YOURS SCOTTV !!! ! !!!

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