No. 19, Cotton Picking

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  • Image for No. 19, Cotton Picking
2 images
Photograph by
A. W. Möller, American, 1867 - after 1922
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
albumen and silver on paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 4 1/2 × 7 3/8 in. (11.4 × 18.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 5 × 8 1/16 in. (12.7 × 20.5 cm)
Type
cabinet photographs
albumen prints
Place captured
Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
late 19th-early 20th century
Description
A cabinet card with an albumen print of a group of unidentified men, women, and children picking cotton in a field. The landscape behind the cotton field is barren, with a grove of trees in the far left distance. Most of the people are bent over picking, though some are standing upright and one person in the left background has a large basket hoisted onto their left shoulder. The print is mounted on a pale yellow card mount that is gray on the reverse. The title and photographer name are printed and handwritten in black ink on the reverse.
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 from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number
2016.166.12
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series
Views in and Around Thomasville
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture