Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

[Cased tintype depicting young African American woman reading]

Request a pdf of this item here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09714 Author/Creator: Place Written: Type: Photograph Date: 1800-1900 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Cased tintype depicting young African American woman reading, 19th century.


Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900


Sub Era:

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources