Creation Date



1840; 1850


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This is a negative made of an earlier portrait. The negative was labeled "Mrs. W.C. Daughette" [sic]; this label was probably given to the negative by Russell Brothers Studio because Mrs. C.W. (Annie Rowan Forney) Daugette brought them the original image (probably in the 1920s-1930s) to reproduce. Based on the clothing and hairstyle, the original image is likely mid-1800s (circa 1840-1850). Based on comparison with other photos, sitter may be Martha McGehee Pelham (1808-1876). Dr. Charles Atkinson Pelham (1797-1880) was her husband. They were the parents of Major John Pelham (1838-1863), known as "The Gallant Pelham."

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This image was digitized and access generously provided by Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library, which holds the original Russell Brothers glass negatives. The Russell Brothers collection was donated to Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library by Lance Johnson Studio. JSU has been granted the non-exclusive right to use these images for any non-commercial, institutional, research or teaching purpose. All other uses require permission from the rightsholder (Lance Johnson Studio | Jim Johnson, Photographer | 1213 Noble St, Anniston, AL 36201 | 256.236.9999). Those seeking photographic prints may contact Lance Johnson Studio or for more information.


The original negative is housed with the Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library.


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Digital images were created from original glass negatives and nitrate film by Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library; image specifics are unknown.


Jacksonville State University -- History, State Normal School (Jacksonville Ala.) -- History