Dr. Phenix (George P.) and old man splitting boards. Indian Settlement

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Title

Dr. Phenix (George P.) and old man splitting boards. Indian Settlement

Subject

Virginia Indians, Monacan

Description

Dr. George Perley Phenix (left) and an unidentified Monacan Indian man split boards at the Indian settlement in Amherst in 1914. Phenix (1864–1930), a Maine native, was an educator in Connecticut before taking charge of academic affairs at the Hampton Institute in 1904. He served as the school's vice principal from 1908 until 1930, when he was elected principal. He died soon after. Jackson Davis (1882–1947) was a Cumberland County native who took this photograph and many others of the Monacans as part of a series documenting the education of minority groups in Virginia.

Creator

Jackson Davis

Source

Jackson Davis, Papers, 1906–1947, Accession #3072, #3072-a, Negative Number 0033, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Date

1914

Coverage

twentieth century
central Virginia
Amherst

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4" x 6"

Files

Dr. Phenix.jpg

Citation

Jackson Davis, “Dr. Phenix (George P.) and old man splitting boards. Indian Settlement,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 3, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/108.

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