No. 615, The Way the Negro Race is Dying Out: Mrs. Whitaker and her Children

Photograph by
Palmer, J. A., American, died 1896
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Child or Children
Date
1871-1896
Medium
albumen and silver on paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 3 3/4 × 6 3/8 in. (9.5 × 16.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 3 15/16 × 7 in. (10 × 17.8 cm)
Description
An albumen print mounted on a stereograph-sized card mount depicting a woman identified as Mrs. Whitaker and eleven (11) children. They are all siting on a wooden porch outside of a wooden building and looking at the camera. The two eldest children sit at the left frame on one side of a post, while the rest of the children sit in a row on the other side of the post. Mrs. Whitaker sits in a chair behind the long row of children nursing an infant. The image is mounted on orange cardboard that is pale pink on the reverse. A yellow paper label is adhered at the verso center with handwritten and printed text in black ink identifying the photographer, place, title, and number.
Place captured
Aiken, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series
Aiken and Vicinity
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
cabinet photographs
albumen prints
Topic
American South
Children
Families
Motherhood
Photography
United States--History--1865-1921
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number
2016.166.10
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd509cc90bb-d7e3-4dc8-844e-533eb5603d78
2 image(s)