Negro Cabins on Kenilworth Plantation

  • Image for Negro Cabins on Kenilworth Plantation
  • Image for Negro Cabins on Kenilworth Plantation
2 images
Photograph by
McDonald, A. J., Canadian-American, 1840 - 1898
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Kenilworth Plantation, American, founded 1820
Medium
albumen and silver on paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 4 7/16 × 7 11/16 in. (11.3 × 19.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 5 5/16 × 8 9/16 in. (13.5 × 21.7 cm)
Type
cabinet photographs
albumen prints
Place captured
2931 Bayou Road, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
1870-1887
Description
A cabinet card with an albumen print of five (5) women and three (3) men standing next to a row of white-washed wooden buildings identified in the title as "Negro Cabins on Kenilworth Plantation." The cabins are arranged in a line, with the photographer positioned so that they recede into the distance from right to left in the frame. Treetops are visible behind the buildings. The people are mostly gathered in front of the foremost cabin, though two men stand between this cabin and the one next to it. The photographer's name is imprinted in the image in the lower right. The title is handwritten in black ink on the bottom of the mount. A gilt frame is printed onto the mount around the outer front sides. The photographer's name and address are stamped upside down on the reverse of the tan card mount.
Topic
African American
American South
Domestic life
Housing
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
2016.166.18
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

NOTE: Cataloging is an ongoing process and we may update this record as we conduct additional research and review. If you have more information about this object, please contact us at NMAAHCDigiTeam@si.edu.