Source: Chronology of Pitt County History, Joyner – NC Broadsides
Staff Person: Dale Sauter
Description: Today’s pick features “Chronology of Pitt County History,” a broadside by Jessamine Shumate. Shumate was a very well-regarded artist, historian and cartographer. She was born in 1902 in Horsepasture, Virginia, and died in 1990 in Greenville, North Carolina.
Shumate’s art represented a variety of techniques. Other historical-related works by Shumate included Historical Map of Virginia, Historical Map of Henry County, Virginia, Historical Map of Guilford County, and North Carolina Historical Map of Pitt County, North Carolina. The papers of Shumate are located at The University of Virginia.