Legislature of Virginia, Session 1871 and '72.
A photographic montage contains portraits of most of the members of the 1871–1872 session of the General Assembly. The name of each elected official is handwritten beneath his image. African American members have all been placed on the bottom row. (Among those missing in the composite portrait are Asa Coleman, an elected representative from Halifax County, and James F. Lipscomb, an elected representative from Cumberland County.)
This montage was created by C. R. Rees & Co., a photography firm in Richmond.