Gilbert Hunt
Original Author: Smith & Vannerson
Created: 1860
Medium: Salt print

Gilbert Hunt

Gilbert Hunt, a blacksmith and a hero of the Richmond Theatre fire of 1811, sits for a portrait in a Richmond photographic studio in 1860. A caption beneath the portrait, written by an unknown person, identifies Hunt as "a faithful colored man … [res]cued many persons from the burning Theatre in Rich[mond] … year 1811."