These are the Generations of Ham

Published by
Underwood & Underwood, American, 1881 - 1940s
Photograph by
Strohmeyer & Wyman, American, unknown-1901
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Child or Children
Date
1895
Medium
silver and albumen on paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (image): 3 3/16 × 6 1/8 in. (8.1 × 15.5 cm)
H x W (sheet): 3 7/16 × 6 15/16 in. (8.8 × 17.7 cm)
Description
This stereograph card depicts a group of women, children and a man sitting and standing in and in font of a doorway to a clapboard building. The adults all hold children on their laps or in in their arms. Consisting of two similar images side by side, the card is arranged with the images in the center. At either end of the card is vertical script. On the left hand margin the words read "Underwood & Underwood Publishers, / New York, London, Toronto-Canada, Ottawa-Kansas." On the right hand margin are the words "Works and Studios/ Arlington, NJ, / Sun Sculpture/ [illegible]/ Trade Marks/ Westwood NJ." Running horizontally across the bottom margin are the words "These are the Generations of Ham. / Copyright, 1895, by Strohmeyer & Wyman." On the reverse of the card are the words" These are the Generations of Ham. / Les Generations des Jambons tumes (Ham). / Ham's [illegible]. / Estas son las generaciones del Jamon ahumado (Ham). / Desse aro Hams Attlingar. / [Greek lettered phrase]."
Statement
Objects depicting racist and/or stereotypical imagery or language may be offensive and disturbing, but the NMAAHC aims to include them in the Collection to present and preserve the historical context in which they were created and used. Objects of this type provide an important historical record from which to study and evaluate racism.
Place captured
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Racist and Stereotypical Objects
Type
albumen prints
stereographs
Topic
Children
Domestic life
Families
Photography
Religion
Stereotypes
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.248.4.4
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e87c8744-269e-4032-bedc-29be5dd7b0b5
2 image(s)