An oval-shaped-sepia photograph mounted on poster paper of the fifty-one senators and Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, session of 1889. The Lieutenant Governor and the delegates are listed on either side of the photograph, with their districts, cities and counties listed next to their names. Lieutenant Governor Thomas Michael Holt is featured in the center of the image. His photograph is larger than the senators. Photographs of Senator Henry Hall Falkener (R) and Senator Dred Wimberly (R) are located at the bottom of the photograph. There are no inscriptions or marks, front or back.
A cabinet card with a black-and-white print depicting an unidentified woman standing in front of a small log cabin that is surrounded by corn stalks. The corn is higher than the roof of the cabin and other thick foliage can be seen in the background. The woman stands in the doorway of the cabin with her hands crossed in front of her waist. The title is imprinted in the lower left corner of the image. The photographic series title and photographer name and location are printed in dark blue ink around on the bottom and both sides of the tan card mount. There is a long descriptive explanation for the photographic series, "The Land of the Sky," printed in black ink on the reverse side of the mount. The title of this photograph is handwritten in graphite along the upper edge.
A cabinet card with a black-and-white print depicting an unidentified man standing next to a Conestoga wagon drawn by three (3) oxen. Two of the oxen lay down on the dirt street. The man stands near the standing oxen and the proper left front wagon wheel holding leather reins in his left hand and a driving stick or whip in his right hand. The wagon has canvas-covered objects inside it. A group of men and boys in suits stand in the left background in the street behind the wagon. Two of the men wear aprons and all of the men are dressed in suits, although only one man wears a jacket. The boys are dressed in short pant suits. A line of shops runs along a brick sidewalk behind the gathered men. The title of the photograph is printed in white text in the lower right corner of the image. The series and photographer name are printed in black ink around the bottom and both sides of the mount. A narrative description of the series is printed on the reverse of the tan mount.
A cabinet card with a black-and-white print of an unidentified man drinking from a jug while sitting in a wagon. The Conestoga wagon is missing its canvas cover so that the man is fully visible seated in the bed between the exposed ribs. His feet are propped up on the proper right front wheel and he holds a large ceramic jug up to his lips to drink. The wagon is drawn by two oxen that are significantly different in size. The wagon is parked in a dirt street with several store fronts visible along a brick sidewalk in the background. A group of white men in suits stand in front of the nearest storefront to the wagon in the right background. The title "White Man's Bar" is printed in white in the lower right corner of the image, inferring that the African American man in the wagon is drinking alcohol in the street because he is not allowed into the whites only bar. The series title and photographer name are printed in dark blue ink on the bottom and sides of the mount. A descriptive narrative about the series, "The Land of the Sky," is printed in black ink on the back of the tan card mount.
A black and white photograph of the lynched bodies of Nease Gillespie, John Gillespie and Jack Dillingham. The bodies are at the center of the photograph, hanging from ropes by their necks. Their clothes are torn and several wounds are visible on their bodies and heads. A large tree is visible on the right side of the photograph and counter-weight bags connected to the hanging ropes are visible in the background. They are surrounded by a large group of men and several children, many of which are looking at the camera. A man on the right side of the photograph has his right hand resting on the left shoulder of one of the hanging men. The photograph is adhered to gray card stock. Printed in black text beneath the photograph is “NRSM / KLUTTZ’S STUDIO, / E. Council ST., near Court House / Salisbury, N. C.” Handwritten in graphite on the back of the photograph is “Remember / Nease Gillespie - / John Gillespie / Jack Dillingham / They murdered -the - / Lyerly Family / But they got / theirs just the / same Aug 6th 1906 / at the Salisbury / courthouse was / shure [sic] a warm / time I will never / forget - that – night.”