University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Tuke Family Photograph Albums, ca. 1880-1900



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tuke, L.
Title: Tuke Family Photograph Albums,
Dates: ca. 1880-1900
Abstract: The collection consists of two photo albums containing approximately 100 portraits.
Accession No.: 89-268
Extent: 1 linear foot
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The albums were donated to the Texas Memorial Museum by L. Tuke in 1962. They were accessioned by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History in 1989.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two photo albums containing approximately 100 total images. The photographs are cabinet cards, cartes de visite, and tintypes. Very few of the photographs have obvious dating or identification, but such information may appear on the backs of the photographs.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.


Index Terms

Subjects
Portrait photography.
Photography--United States--History--19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Tuke Family Photograph Albums, ca. 1880-1900, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Matti Sink, August 1989. Subsequent revisions were made by Emily Calkins, August 2010.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3T20 Dark brown leather album containing 58 images, of which 22 are tintypes and 26 are carte de viste or cabinet card prints. The photographs were taken in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Louisville (KY) and other places.
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3T19 Gold velvet covered album containing 45 photographs, including 2 tintypes and 43 carte de visite and cabinet photos. These photos appear to have been made in Portland, OR, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, and other places. Some are identified and dated on the reverse.