Original Author: J.A. Scholten, original photographer
Created: ca. 1870
Medium: Photographic copy
Archer Alexander, a man born enslaved in Rockbridge County, is the subject of this photographic portrait made circa 1870. Alexander was moved to Missouri by his enslaver, fled to freedom during the Civil War, and later served as the model for the Black man in the Emancipation Memorial erected in Washington, D.C., in 1876.