Figgins photograph collection
This collection contains photographs made or collected by Lt. Bernard W. Figgins, thought to have originated during his service in the United States Navy in World War I, depicting ships (Stockton, USS Von Steuben, Jason, USS Hopkins) and crews including African American sailors. There are a few images made in 1964-1970.
- Figgins, Bernard W., Lt., 1887-1963 (Person)
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This collection is open for research use.
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Biographical / Historical
Lt. Bernard W. Figgins (1887-1963) was born in Washington, D.C. to Enoch and Corrie Figgins. He was educated at the Virginia Military Institute, serving during World War I in the United States Navy as Lieutenant, and in the United States Naval Reserve. Married to Laura (Wise) Figgins, he later worked as a salesman and lived in the Baltimore area for 51 years, residing at 227 Mallow Hill Road at the time of his death. He was a member of the American Legion and the Maryland Militia Association.
0.14 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The photographs are arranged by general subject in the following series:
Ships, 1917-1918. Identified.
Ships, 1917-1918. Unidentified, captioned.
Ships, 1917-1918. Unidentified, not captioned.
People, 1917-1918. Identified.
People, 1917-1918. Unidentified, captioned.
People, 1917-1918. Unidentified, not captioned.
Other subjects, 1964-1970.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. B.W. Figgins, 1970.
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of one box with 7 folders containing 82 photoprints and 1 negative. The photographs are occasionally captioned, and most are understood to originate during Figgins' service in the United States Navy during World War I, 1917-1918. There are a few photos made in 1964-1970.
- Guide to the Figgins photograph collection
- Under Revision
- Katherine Cowan
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- 2020-01-16: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.