No. 1018, White Man's Bar

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2 images
Photograph by
Lindsey, Thomas H., American, 1849 - 1927
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
ink on paper on card mount
H x W (Image): 4 3/8 × 7 5/16 in. (11.1 × 18.6 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 5 × 8 in. (12.7 × 20.3 cm)
cabinet photographs
Place captured
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
A cabinet card with a black-and-white print of an unidentified man drinking from a jug while sitting in a wagon. The Conestoga wagon is missing its canvas cover so that the man is fully visible seated in the bed between the exposed ribs. His feet are propped up on the proper right front wheel and he holds a large ceramic jug up to his lips to drink. The wagon is drawn by two oxen that are significantly different in size. The wagon is parked in a dirt street with several store fronts visible along a brick sidewalk in the background. A group of white men in suits stand in front of the nearest storefront to the wagon in the right background. The title "White Man's Bar" is printed in white in the lower right corner of the image, inferring that the African American man in the wagon is drinking alcohol in the street because he is not allowed into the whites only bar. The series title and photographer name are printed in dark blue ink on the bottom and sides of the mount. A descriptive narrative about the series, "The Land of the Sky," is printed in black ink on the back of the tan card mount.
African American
American South
Cooking and dining
Race discrimination
Race relations
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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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Views of Western North Carolina "The Land of the Sky"
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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