Bland Harris

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Portrait photograph of Bland M. Harris and Nettie L. Powell taken by Rufus W. Holsinger at an unknown date. Reproduced from the Holsinger Studio Collection.

Bland M. Harris was a Black man living in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who served in World War II and whose portrait photograph forms a part of the Holsinger Studio Collection.


Harris was born in 1885 in Nelson County. He attended school at a young age and was able to read and write. On May 21, 1913, he married Nettie L. Powell and had three daughters and three sons with her as of the 1940 Census. Harris owned a farm and house in Arrington and served in World War II at the age of 34. At an unknown date, he and Nettie were photographed in formal attire by Rufus W. Holsinger, with this picture forming a part of the Holsinger Studio Collection.

Harris died in Petersburg on July 4, 1962.[1]


  1. Web. Bland Harris, University of Virginia