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Sally Bird Howry collection of albumen photographs

Identifier: MS-2008-10

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Scope and Contents

Collection consists of 143 photographs originally comprising a photographic album.  Most of the photographs included in the collection are albumen prints purchased on Howry’s excursions to such locations as Greece, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland.  Photographs depict cultural scenes, landscape views, architectural wonders and works of art. Most prints bear studio stamps and identification numbers of Victorian photographic firms.  Identified firms include: Edizioni Brogi, Fratelli Alinari, Maison Bonfils, Sebah and Joaillier, A. Noack, Schroeder & Cie, and Giorgio Sommer.  The original album, bound with leather and synthetic leather, measured 14.25 inches high, 11.5 inches wide, 2 inches deep.  Photographs were removed from the album for preservation purposes.


  • Created: 1900-1928
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2008


Conditions Governing Access

Fragile materials; served by appointment only.

Conditions Governing Use

The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at for more information.

Biographical or Historical Information

Sally Bird Howry was born in Monticello, Florida circa 1861.  She married Judge Charles B. Howry (1844-1928), an Oxford, Mississippi native who had served in the Confederate army during the Civil War, and who later became a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, an Assistant Attorney General, and a Judge on the United States Court of Claims.  The couple lived in Washington, D.C. for many years, and traveled extensively.  The photographs comprising the collection were purchased during frequent trips abroad- primarily to European countries- between 1900 and 1928.


1.98 Linear Feet

2 boxes

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Arrangement Note

Prints removed from photographic album and retained in original order.

Source of Acquisition

Lee Leavengood

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Lee Leavengood, Sally Bird Howry's great-great-niece.

Sally Bird Howry collection of albumen photographs
AM and KR, 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

4202 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa FL 33620-5400 US