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folio iconTemple, Col. Harry. Ms88-039 : Officers, Faculty, and Staff
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Title Charles Owen "Uncle Sporty"
creator no creator given
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College
  • African Americans
  • Drummers (Musicians)
owner dla
copyright DLA
work type Photograph
work date ca. 1890
material Black & White
repository Digital Library and Archives (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
repository place Blacksburg, Virginia
current site CD: HTemple disc one / CD: DLA034
related work Ms88-039
notes Harry Downing Temple Photograph Collection Charles Owen came to work for the college in1890 as the janitor in Barracks No. One. He soon assumed the duty of snare drummer to beat out the first call to Reveille.
source Historical Photograph Collection
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