Courtesy of the
Alabama Department of Archives and History
This is believed to be a photograph of missionary Lee Compere, who, along with his wife, Susannah, moved to Alabama in 1822
and became embroiled in struggles between white and Creek slave owners and the issue of Indian removal. A charcoal portrait
of Compere, probably based on this photograph, was displayed in the First Baptist Church in Montgomery. The original portrait
is now in storage, but a photograph of the portrait remains on display.