Carte-de-visite of women and children in a cotton field

Image for Carte-de-visite of women and children in a cotton field
Photograph by
Aylsworth, J. H., American
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
albumen and silver nitrate on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (6.4 x 9.5 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Date
1860s
Description
In this photograph, very young children stand alongside adults in the cotton field. The women wear dresses, and one young boy can be seen holding a hat.
Topic
African American
Agriculture
Photography
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2008.9.26
Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture