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.
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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 cabinet card with an albumen print of three (3) unidentified women and seven (7) unidentified children posed on the porch of a wooden house. The women all sit in chairs, with one woman seated at the right background alone. The other two women are surrounded by the children who are seated and standing, with one young child in the lap of one of the women. The building is surrounded by a swept yard and a rough-hewn fence. The title "Folks Al [sic] Home" is imprinted in the lower left facing side of the image. The photographer's name and address are printed in black ink on the reverse of the gray card mount, with an additional handwritten inscription on the back with the name Herman Barthmaier.
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 an albumen print of an unidentified man sitting in a dirt yard near a wooden structure. The man is sitting on an overturned wooden crate near a short homemade oven made from stacked bricks. A kettle and other cooking implements are gathered near the oven and the man's crate. He looks at the photographer and has his arms crossed and propped onto his thighs. A short wooden structure held up by two large sticks is in the left background. In the right background is a larger wooden structure with a sloped shingled roof that is made from boards, with several additional boards and sticks used to prop up the original structure. The print is mounted on gray cardboard. An inscription handwritten on the reverse reads, "Cooking his breakfast / Augusta Ga".
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.”