A land deed for property in Fayette County, West Virginia owned by the Crawford family. The quarter-folded document has handwritten and pre-typed lithographed fields. When folded the front of the document reads:
J. L Johnson and Linnie T. Johnson
W.C. Smith and James Crawford
Dated February 7 1903
Received for Record this 26th
Day of February 1903
Recorded in Deed Book
No 26, page 272
Blanks of all kinds for sale at the Journal Office, Fayetteville, W. Va.
C + J]
The interior page one reads: [This Deed, Made this 7th day of February 1903 between J L Johnson and Linnie T Johnson his wife of the County of Fayette and state of West Virginia of the first part, and W. C. Smith and James Crawford of the same county and state of the second part:
Witnesseth, That the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars cash in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. ~~~~~~~~~~
Do__ Grant unto the parties of the second part the said W. C. Smith and James Crawford, the surface and surface only (the mineral having heretofore been sold) in and the following described lot or parcel of land known as Lot No. 25 on the same lying and being on the waters of Wolf Creek, in Fayetteville District Fayette County West Virginia and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a stone on the edge of Main Street and Corner to Lot No. 23 and with Lot No. 23 S. 70 W. 180 feet to a stone in line of J. W. Davis and with Davis S. 20 E. 19 feet to a stone in the edge of the Railroad Survey and with said survey S. 89 E. 190 feet to a stone in the edge of Main Street and with Main Street N. 20 W. 80 feet to the beginning containing about one fourth (1/4) acre.]
The second interior page records the signatures of James L. Johnson and Linnie T. Johnson. The third interior page records the signatures of the Notary Public and the Fayette County Clerk.
A black-and-white photographic postcard of an elderly man gathering possessions after the 1908 race riot in Springfield, Illinois. The man is depicted in the center of the image, outside of what appears to be a residential structure, amid a scattering of furniture, clothing, and other domestic objects. The man holds a small drawer of possessions in his proper left hand, against his proper left hip. In front of him is what appears to be dresser drawers stacked in the grass and full of tangled pieces of clothing and an upturned chair. Behind him, a small table piled with more random belongings and a chair sit in front of a tree. To the right side of the image, closer to the street, is a larger table with cookware and other items on it. In front of the table, standing in the street, are two white men, both looking towards the camera. The men are dressed in dark pants, jackets, and hats. The scene is in front of a single story dwelling with wooden siding, an open doorway, and two shutter-less windows. Written in white at the bottom of the image is [Old negro saving few articles after mob violence, many were destitute and homeless]. There is a small, round loss in the left side of the photograph, top center.
The postcard is unused and has a divided back with a space marked as [CORRESPONDENCE HERE] and a space marked as [NAME AND ADDRESS HERE]. The postcard is printed on AZO paper, with an AZO stamp mark in the upper right corner of the back. A handwritten inscription in graphite along the top of the back reads [Old Negro saving few articles after mob violence most went destitute and homeless. (SPRINGFIELD RACE RIOT ILL.)].
A cabinet card with an albumen print of five (5) women and three (3) men standing next to a row of white-washed wooden buildings identified in the title as "Negro Cabins on Kenilworth Plantation." The cabins are arranged in a line, with the photographer positioned so that they recede into the distance from right to left in the frame. Treetops are visible behind the buildings. The people are mostly gathered in front of the foremost cabin, though two men stand between this cabin and the one next to it. The photographer's name is imprinted in the image in the lower right. The title is handwritten in black ink on the bottom of the mount. A gilt frame is printed onto the mount around the outer front sides. The photographer's name and address are stamped upside down on the reverse of the tan card mount.
A reddish-brown photograph of a woman with two children in Georgia. The image shows a small log house with a picket fence in front. The fence has a gate which is open. A tree is on the right side of the photograph. Behind the gate is the front door of the cabin with three steps leading up to the door. The two children are sitting on the top step. A girl wearing a dark colored dress is sitting on the left and a boy wearing lighter colored clothing sits on the right. Both children are barefoot. A woman wearing a light colored dress with a dark colored top and a headscarf is standing behind the children in the doorway to the house. All three people are looking at the camera. There is a window to either side of the door; the one on the right side of the image is missing several panes and a light colored material is hanging in the corner. Printed vertically in black ink on the left side of the photograph is “FROM Clark’s.” Printed in black ink on the back of the photograph is “H.S. CLARK / Photographer / THOMASVILLE, GA.”