Tom Lister


Portrait of Tom Lister.

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1 photographic print : b&w ; 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. ; in gilt frame 6 x 7 in.

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Creator: Unknown. c. 1895.


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Portrait of Tom Lister.

Physical Description

1 photographic print : b&w ; 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. ; in gilt frame 6 x 7 in.


Tom Lister was the great-grandfather of Norvell Hill Williams Reed. He was born into slavery, but freed at age 6 from a plantation.



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Texas History Collection

Drawn from collections at the UNT Libraries and various partners, these materials about Texas history include artifacts, books, documents, manuscripts, photographs, maps, letters, and more.

From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History

These materials include historic photographs, books, maps, city directories, and records from numerous Denton women's clubs. Funding for this project was provided by the Forrest C. Lattner Foundation.

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  • c. 1895

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  • Jan. 5, 2007, 10:01 a.m.

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  • April 3, 2007, 2:49 p.m.

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Tom Lister, photograph, c. 1895; ( accessed April 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Other.