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Sandra Plummer Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-0115

Scope and Content Notes

The Sandra Plummer Photograph Collection consists of 1 box, or 0.25 linear feet of materials. The collection consists entirely of black-and-white photographs. Aside from four unidentified tintypes that appear to be family photographs from the 1880s, the collection consists of images from the Philippine-American War and World War I. Thirty-one (31) of the images relate to the Philippine-American conflict of 1899-1902. Twenty-seven (27) of the photographs are 8” x 5”; the rest are 8” x 6.5”. A small album contains another fifty (50) 3½” x 3¼” images relating to the Philippine-American War. The collection also contains fourteen (14) Keystone stereographs, which relate to World War I.

Dates

  • 1899-1919

Language of Materials

English

History

The Sandra Plummer Photograph Collection contains photographs that relate to the involvement of Sandra C. Plummer’s family in the Philippine-American War. The Philippine-American War began following the Spanish-American War of 1898, when Spain ceded the Philippines to the United States in the Treaty of Paris. In February 1899, two days before the treaty was ratified by the United States Senate, fighting broke out between American forces and Filipino nationalists. The conflict lasted for three years (1899-1902), and in July 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed general amnesty and declared the conflict over. The United States established a colonial government in the Philippines, and in 1907 the colony convened its first elected assembly. In 1916, the Jones Act promised the Philippines eventual independence. It became an autonomous commonwealth in 1935, and was granted independence in 1946.

Bibliography: U.S. Department of the State, Office of the Historian. “The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902.” Milestones 1899-1913. /history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/War>.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Physical Location

Archives: 1H5
Title
Sandra Plummer Photograph Collection
Author
ka
Date
July 2012
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102
817-392-7740