Albert S. Willis, head-and-shoulders portrait photo

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2013.11

Description: Black-and-white, head-and-shoulders portrait of Albert S. Willis, who is balding and has a mustache and full beard. A handkerchief is tucked in the left breast pocket of his overcoat. Photograph is in a wood frame with glass and an ivory mat.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 20.5 (l) x 17 (w) in. (visible)

Date: ca. 1890

History/Provenance: Albert S. Willis, who from 1877-1887 represented Kentucky's 5th District in the United States House of Representatives, helped secure federal funding for the printing of books for the blind through the 1879 Act to Promote Education of the Blind. He was a member of the APH Board of Trustees from 1885-1896. According to the APH annual report for 1897, the board secretary was asked to "procure a life-size portrait of Mr. Willis." This may be the portrait.

Credit Line: APH Collection, 2013.11

Subjects: Politicians Photographs