Rehabilitation client and his family on Lady's Island off Beaufort, SC

  • Image for Rehabilitation client and his family on Lady's Island off Beaufort, SC
  • Image for Rehabilitation client and his family on Lady's Island off Beaufort, SC
2 images
Photograph by
Mydans, Carl, American, 1907 - 2004
Subject of
Hunter, Lewis, American
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (sheet): 10 15/16 × 14 in. (27.8 × 35.6 cm)
H x W (image): 9 × 12 in. (22.9 × 30.5 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Beaufort, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date
1936
Description
A gelatin silver print of a black family in South Carolina. The three adults stand furthest from the camera; (from left to right) the father, mother, and grandmother of the family. The mother holds an infant in her arms; the father rests his hands on the shoulders of the smallest standing child, a girl. The tallest child, a boy, stands to the far right adjacent to his grandmother; the remaining child, a boy, stands slightly front and left of his brother in a ripped shirt. The background of the family portrait appears to be the wood paneled side of the family's cabin.
Topic
African American
American South
Children
Domestic life
Families
Photography
Rural life
United States--History--1933-1945
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.166.2
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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