No. 220, Searching for Ideas

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2 images
Photograph by
Russell Bros., 1883-1941
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Child or Children
silver and photographic gelatin or collodion on printing out paper on card mount
H x W (Image): 4 5/8 × 7 7/8 in. (11.7 × 20 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 5 1/4 × 8 1/2 in. (13.3 × 21.6 cm)
cabinet photographs
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Special Southern Views
Media Arts-Photography
Place captured
Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
early 20th century
A cabinet card with a black-and-white photograph of an unidentified woman and three (3) unidentified children sitting on the steps of a raised wooden breezeway between two wooden buildings. The woman sits one step above the children and uses a comb to pick lice or other pests from the head of the child seated in the middle, whose head is resting on the woman's lap. The other two children look off frame to their left. The title and photographer name is in handwritten white text to the left of the woman and at the bottom left that is inherent to the print. The reverse of the gray card mount has a detailed list of other "Special Southern Views" available from Russell Bros. photographers printed in black ink.
American South
Domestic life
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
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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