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Elvina Moulton, 1878
Elvina Moulton, 1878
TitleElvina Moulton, 1878
DescriptionElvina Moulton (known as Aunt Viney) was a former slave born in Kentucky in September 1837. She is known as Boise, Idaho's first African American woman, arriving sometime in 1867 and working for a laundry business. She was also one of the original charter members of First Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho. Moulton died at the age of 89 in Boise on February 5, 1917.
Photograph donated by First United Presbyterian.
SubjectAfrican Americans; Boise (Idaho); Ada County; Women; Pioneers; Moulton, Elvina
CoverageUnited States--Idaho (State)--Ada--Boise
Collection SourceBiography File
RepositoryIdaho State Historical Society
ContributorsWashington State University Vancouver Information Services
Project Identifierwsuvp0363
Physical Description5 in. x 7 in.
FormatOriginal images were scanned as 300 dpi TIFF files on a Microtek 9600XL scanner. 72 dpi JPEG files were then added to the CONTENT database at the WSU Libraries.
RightsTo obtain a copy of this item, or request permission to publish, contact the Idaho State Historical Society Library and Archives, 2205 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise,ID. 83712-8250, 208-334-3356.
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