No. 48, Cotton Press

Photograph by
A. W. Möller, American, 1867 - after 1922
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Date
ca. 1895
Medium
albumen and silver on paper mounted on cardboard
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (10.8 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 wooden cotton press in use. The press has steps leading up to a platform on which a man is standing and loading cotton into the machine. The machine has a central screw supported by a pyramidal frame at the top. To the right of the press stand three (3) men, all wearing hats and one with a large beard. The ground is covered in pieces of cotton, and finished bales sit to the left of the machine. Behind the press is a small wooden building. Further in the background are additional buildings and trees. The photograph is faded with a yellowish tint and mounted on 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 Thomasville and Vicinity
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
cabinet photographs
albumen prints
Topic
Agriculture
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
2013.117.4
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d1c55526-a318-47f3-af12-51a22efcdc2e
2 image(s)