1891 Photo Added to UNT Archive

1891 photo
The 1891 photo, featuring members of the Muscogee Creek Nation.

UNT's Special Collections has deepened its University Archive with a new photo portraying some of the university's earliest students. Donated by Marilyn Showalter, the granddaughter of UNT alum John Virgil McReynolds (pictured first row, third from left), the card-mounted photo features 15 men posed in front of a photographer's backdrop. It is dated 1891, just a year after the university's founding. It's now the oldest photograph available in the University Archive and one of the first known photos to include any of the 28 members of the Muscogee Creek Nation who were students in 1890-91.

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