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Object Name: Framed photograph, Elder Abraham Wootten (1835-1919) who established the iconic Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Historic Princeville, NC- the oldest town in America established by Freed People.
Source – First & last name of Donor: Ms. Ethel Collier/ Radicue Primitive Baptist Association/ Donation
Date Made: ca. 1890s
Historical Significance The photographic portrait of Elder Abraham Wootten has been a widely sought artifact. Elder Wooten founded the iconic Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Historic Princeville, NC- the oldest city or town in America founded by formerly enslaved people. This artifact is the oldest known material culture in Princeville, NC.
Reason for collecting & Potential Use: African American Collection; Churches and Religion; Photography and the Reconstruction Era; The item is also under consideration as a prospective Collecting Carolina artifact.