Photograph by
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
late 19th-early 20th century
albumen and silver on paper on card mount
H x W (Image): 4 1/2 × 7 7/16 in. (11.4 × 18.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 5 × 8 in. (12.7 × 20.3 cm)
A cabinet card with an albumen print of an unidentified man sitting in a dirt yard near a wooden structure. The man is sitting on an overturned wooden crate near a short homemade oven made from stacked bricks. A kettle and other cooking implements are gathered near the oven and the man's crate. He looks at the photographer and has his arms crossed and propped onto his thighs. A short wooden structure held up by two large sticks is in the left background. In the right background is a larger wooden structure with a sloped shingled roof that is made from boards, with several additional boards and sticks used to prop up the original structure. The print is mounted on gray cardboard. An inscription handwritten on the reverse reads, "Cooking his breakfast / Augusta Ga".
Place captured
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Media Arts-Photography
cabinet photographs
albumen prints
American South
Cooking and dining
Domestic life
Rural life
U.S. 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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