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Collection Number: 05474

Collection Title: William Shelburn Photograph Card, circa 1870s

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Abstract William Shelburn was active as a photographer in North Carolina circa 1856-1907. During that period, he frequently relocated his studio and gallery, which at various times were in Oxford, Raleigh, Goldsboro, Asbury, Greenville, Kinston, Durham, and Burlington. The collection is a photographic print, circa 1870s, mounted on card stock. It depicts an African American man on a donkey on a dirt street in front of a building; the man is holding a crutch. On the verso is printed: "William Shelburn, Photographer, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, N.C." and "Additional copies can be obtained at any time by sending this number," but no number is given.
Creator Shelburn, William, 1834-1911.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the William Shelburn Photograph Card #5474, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Michael Brown Rare Books, Philadelphia, Pa., August 2010 (Acc. 101333).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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William Shelburn was active as a photographer in North Carolina circa 1856-1907. During that period, he frequently relocated his studio and gallery, which at various times were in Oxford, Raleigh, Goldsboro, Asbury, Greenville, Kinston, Durham, and Burlington.

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The collection is a photographic print, circa 1870s, mounted on card stock. It depicts an African American man on a donkey on a dirt street in front of a building; the man is holding a crutch. On the verso is printed: "William Shelburn, Photographer, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, N.C." and "Additional copies can be obtained at any time by sending this number," but no number is given.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anna Kephart, December 2010

Encoded by: Anna Kephart, December 2010

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