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Dominique Doux Fiquet Photograph Album

Identifier: 2008-028

Scope and Contents

The album contains twenty-six silver gelatin photographs of students (mostly from the class of 1859) and faculty of The University of Alabama. The album contains the oldest known photograph of The University of Alabama campus. Taken from upstairs at the President's Mansion, the photograph shows part of the original campus, including the Rotunda, which was burned by Union forces on April 4, 1865.


  • 1859

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Biographical / Historical

Dominique Doux Fiquet was born July 24, 1839, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Charles Jerome Fiquet and Mary Anna Fiquet, both of whom were born in the North. Dominique had several younger siblings. His father was a tailor in Tuscaloosa. After graduating from The University of Alabama in 1859, Fiquet moved to Boston and attended Harvard University, where he earned his law degree in 1861. On April 22, 1861, he enlisted as a private in the 5th Alabama Infantry, serving in Company H under Captain William Fowler. Fiquet was captured while scouting outside Washington on July 13, 1861. After he was paroled, he worked in Richmond for some time before joining Company F of the 3rd Virginia Infantry, on June 23, 1863. This company was made up of government employees who provided defense for Richmond. Before the war ended, Fiquet left Richmond and joined the Confederate States Navy. By 1877 Fiquet had moved to Houston, Texas, where he practiced law until his death on June 14, 1884. He married Sarah Rice in Texas in either 1872 or 1873. They had no children.


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Photograph album containing images of students and faculty at The University of Alabama in 1859 and includes the oldest known photograph of the campus.

General note

This album was previously titled and known as the Album of Friendship.

Processing Information

Processed by Marina Klarić , November 2013; revised by Donnelly Walton, 2019
Guide to Dominique Doux Fiquet Photograph Album
Marina Klarić and Donnelly Walton
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266