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PHOTODESCRIPTIONUNIT — Box: HUM 2.85 Box 1, Box: Folder 19 Identifier: HUM 2, HUM 2.85, HUM 2.85 (153)

Judge Francis Ellis Rivers, half-length portrait, sitting at desk, facing front, 1945


Inscribed on front: To my esteemed friend, Col. Roscoe Conkling Simmons, with very best wishes, Francis Ellis Rivers, 11/5/45.


  • 1945


Open for research.


1 photographs : gelatin silver print on cardboard mount ; ; print 26 x 21 cm (8 x 10 format))

Biographical / Historical

First African American judge of the City Court of New York.

Source of information

Title devised.


Repository Details

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