Cooking His Breakfast; Augusta, Ga

  • Image for Cooking His Breakfast; Augusta, Ga
  • Image for Cooking His Breakfast; Augusta, Ga
2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium
albumen and silver on paper on card mount
Dimensions
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)
Type
cabinet photographs
albumen prints
Place captured
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
late 19th-early 20th century
Description
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".
Topic
African American
American South
Cooking and dining
Domestic life
Photography
Rural 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
2016.166.17
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture