Cotton is King - Plantation Scene, Georgia

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2 images
Photograph by
Strohmeyer & Wyman, American, unknown-1901
Published by
Underwood & Underwood, American, 1881 - 1940s
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
albumen and silver on paper with cardboard
Dimensions
H x W (Card): 3 1/2 × 7 1/16 in. (8.9 × 17.9 cm)
Type
albumen prints
stereoscopic photographs
Place depicted
Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1895
Description
A black-and-white stereoscopic photograph depicting a group of men, women, and children picking cotton in a field. A white man on a horse can be seen in the background watching the group. Green type below the photograph reads, [(21)-5078 Cotton is King - Plantation Scene, Georgia./COPYRIGHT 1895 by Strohmeyer & Wyman]. Publisher and manufacturers information appear on left and right side of photograph. Description of the scene and the cotton industry appears on the back of the stereoscopic card.
Topic
African American
Agriculture
American South
Labor
Photography
United States--History--1865-1921
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Oprah Winfrey
Object number
2014.312.171
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