A black and white photograph of a theatre production. On the proper right side a boy is sitting in a chair. He is wearing a suit and tie. His legs are crossed at the ankles and his hands are on his lap. There is a boy standing behind him. He is wearing a white chef's coat and hat, and is wearing blackface. On the proper left there is a girl sitting in a chair. She is wearing a fancy white ruffled dress. Her dark hair is pulled back and is parted in the middle. Her hands are folded on her lap and she has a bracelet on her proper left arm. There is a girl standing behind her with a striped dress, an apron, and a headscarf. She is also wearing blackface. The boy sitting in the chair is Oliver Howard Horner.
Part of a doorway is visible on the proper right side. It is mostly covered by a folding screen with floral fabric. There is also a folding screen with fabric on the proper left side. There is fabric hanging on the wall in the center and there is a fake fireplace in the middle. It is made with fabric and hand drawn bricks with a hand drawn grate in the center. There is black fabric draped on top for a mantle. There are two pictures on top of the "mantle" and there is also a picture hanging on the wall on the proper left side.
The photograph is dry mounted on a dark grey board. The bottom proper right corner of the board is missing. There are several areas along the edges where the grey part of the board has peeled off. The back of the board is grey. There is a long white stain in the center at the bottom. The corners have peeled of slightly.
Carte-de-visite of a young woman and two children. The woman is pictured seated in the center of the image, flanked by two young girls standing next to her. The woman is wearing a long, dot-patterned dress with bow at the collar. Her proper right arm is around the shoulders of the youngest girl, who stands with her proper left hand on the woman's knee, gripping her the fabric of her dress. The girl on the right is wearing a dark, gingham long-sleeved dress and heavy black shoes with her hair plaited back. The younger girl on the left is wearing a plaid long-sleeved dress, visible white petticoat, white socks, and black shoes, her hair also plaited. On the back of the photograph is the photographer’s stamp with and image of the United States Capitol building at center. The stamp reads “ALEX. GARDNER./ Photographer to the Army of the Potomac / GALLERIES / 511 Seventh Street and 332 Pennsylvania Av. / Published by / Philp & Solomons, / Washington, D.C.” Below the photographer’s stamp is a 2 cent George Washington stamp surrounded with an ornate border.
A reddish brown stereograph of the Slave Market, Atlanta, GA. The stereograph has two identical photographs next to each other adhered to yellow card stock. The street scene is almost devoid of people, showing a block of commercial buildings on a slightly down-sloping street. The central building has a sign that reads“CHINA GLASS / & / QUEENSWARE” on the upper floor and “AUCTION & NEGRO SALES” on the bottom floor. A window on the bottom floor has a sign that reads “LAMP, PINE / & / KEROSENE OILS.” Sitting in front of the store is a man in dark clothing. He is wearing a hat and has a rifle propped next to him against a window of the center building. The building on the left side of the image has a sign that reads “F. GEUTEBRUCK.” The buildings on the right side of the image has a sign that reads “ATLANTA / CIGAR / MANUFACTORY.” Printed vertically on the yellow card stock to the left of the images is “PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY.” Printed vertically on the yellow card stock to the right of the images is “THE WAR FOR THE UNION.” A blue piece of paper with black text is adhered to the back of the card. The text reads “WAR VIEWS./The Slave Market, Atlanta, Ga./No. 3608/Published by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co.,/American and Foreign Stereoscopic Emporium, 501 Broadway, New-York.” Also on the blue sheet of paper is an Internal Revenue Two Cent Proprietary stamp featuring an image of George Washington.
Postcard with a black and white image of the bodies of Nease Gillespie, John Gillespie and Jack Dillingham. They are at the center of the image and are 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 bags connected to the same ropes they are hanging from 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. Printed in black text beneath the image is "Nease and John Gillespie and Jack Dillingham, murderers of Lyerly / family. Lynched August 6th, 1906. Salisbury, N. C." Printed in black text on the back of the postcard is "Post Card."
Daguerreotype of a woman wearing a floral checked patterned blouse. The woman looks straight ahead at the camera and holds a baby on her lap. The baby wears a dress with a light colored dot pattern. The portrait is in front of a plain grey background. The daguerreotype is an a black painted wood frame with decorative painted gold edging in the center around the photograph. The back of the frame features a carved scroll and floral motif. The paint has worn off at the raised edges of the design.