No. 180, Turpentine Still

Photograph by
A. W. Möller, American, 1867 - after 1922
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Date
ca. 1895
Medium
albumen and silver on paper mounted on cardboard
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 4 1/8 x 6 1/4 in. (10.5 x 15.9 cm)
H x W (Card): 5 1/8 x 7 1/4 in. (13 x 18.4 cm)
Description
An albumen print on cabinet card depicting a turpentine still. The still is a two-story wooden structure with a ramp extending from the second floor to a raised platform. The ramp and platform are loaded with wooden barrels. Three men are standing on the second storey of the still, with one at the top of the ramp and a fifth seated on the raised platform. All the men seem engaged in work while the photo is being taken (particularly those in the second storey of the still). The photograph is faded with a yellowish tint and mounted to a piece of board with rounded corners that is green on the front and gray on the back. A small hole is located at the top center of the backing board. The back is printed with text identifying the series and photographer.
Place depicted
Thomas County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
Views of Thomasvile and Vicinity
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
cabinet photographs
albumen prints
Topic
Labor
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman and Sandra Lindley
Object number
2013.117.11
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd558614818-0b67-4938-babf-b4bfa9578843
2 image(s)