Aerial photograph taken along the Altamaha River

Photograph by
Soliday, David, American
Date
2012
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 4696 pixels × 7036 pixels, 189.09 MB
Caption
GA – Altamaha River. Darien, GA is rich in history. During the 1850's, 2800 enslaved African Americans worked these fields. The town was burned by the MA 54th calvary. Also, I-95 cuts through these fields - 75,000 cars a day. –Description from photographer, David Soliday.
Description
A digital aerial photograph taken along the Altamaha River in Georgia. The Altamaha occupies much of the left of the image and is separated from Butler River by Butler Island, which is recognizable by the symmetrical shapes left over in the landscape from vestigial rice fields. Motor vehicles can be seen passing by on N Walton Street and Interstate 95, both of which run through Butler Island.
Place captured
Altamaha River, McIntosh County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
Remnants of the Rice Culture
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
digital media - born digital
Topic
Agriculture
American South
Nature
Photography
Rice farming
Slavery
United States History
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David Shriver Soliday
Object number
2014.216.7
Restrictions & Rights
© David Soliday
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd527c3f9d8-55ce-460f-abc9-702b89f979f4
1 image(s)