Created: Early autumn 1776, original sketch; 1962 photographic print
Medium: Photographic print of chalk sketch
Philip Vickers Fithian
This sketch of Philip Vickers Fithian was made by an unknown artist at a campsite in New York in the autumn of 1776 during the American Revolution. Fithian was then serving as a chaplain for a New Jersey state militia regiment. After contracting dysentery, he died in an army camp near Fort Washington, New York, on October 8, 1776. The original sketch was sent to his wife, along with his camp letters.
Citation: Fithian, Philip Vickers. Undergraduate Alumni Records, 18th Century, AC104.01, Princeton University Archives, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.