Hymn liner Troy Demps singing - Orlando, Florida.

Hymn liner Troy Demps singing - Orlando, Florida.


Image Number

  • FA3398

Year

  • 1994

Series Title

General Note

  • Hymn lining is a style of singing that was established in the colonies in the 1640s. Since slaves (and many whites) could not read and the number of hymnals was limited, they "lined out" or "raised a hymn." A church elder or minister (sometimes called an "exhorter") who could read would recite a line, then sing it with the congregation. The process was repeated until the hymn was completed.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 35 mm.

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Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S1640B19FF2.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Hymn liner Troy Demps singing - Orlando, Florida. 1994. Black & white photonegative, 35 mm. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/109345>, accessed 20 March 2019.

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Hymn liner Troy Demps singing - Orlando, Florida. 1994. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 20 Mar. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/109345>.

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