MdHS has recently acquired the photographs above of Martha Ann “Patty” Atavis, a slave described as a nurse, owned by Dr. John Whitridge of Baltimore. The tintype shows Patty holding Alice Lee Whitridge, daughter of Dr. Whitridge. Photographs of identified slaves are extremely rare.
Colts Fans Baltimore Colts game Baltimore, Maryland September 27, 1959 Robert Kniesche, 1906-1976 4 x 5 inch black and white negative Kniesche Collection, ca. 1920-1970 Maryland Historical Society PP79.1338a