James Henry Brooks
Credit: July 2
Original Author: Unknown
Created: ca. 1864
Medium: Sixth-plate ambrotype
Publisher: Museum of the Confederacy

James Henry Brooks, Called “Jim Limber”,the Museum of the Confederacy,Monday

"Jim Limber" or James Henry Brooks—his legal name and his life dates are uncertain—was a free, mixed-race child in the Confederate capital of Richmond during the American Civil War (1861–1865) who lived for slightly more than a year in the household of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. This is the only known photograph of Jim, and some historians have suggested that it's evidence that Jim was a close playmate of the Davis children, effectively a member of the family.


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