Cotton is King, Plantation Scene, Georgia, U. S. A.

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2 images
Photograph by
Strohmeyer & Wyman, American, unknown-1901
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
albumen and silver on paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (sheet): 3 1/2 × 7 in. (8.9 × 17.8 cm)
H x W (image (each)): 319 × 3 1/8 in. (810.3 × 7.9 cm)
Type
albumen prints
stereographs
Place depicted
Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1895
Description
A stereograph titled "Cotton is King, Plantation Scene, Georgia, U. S. A." printed by Strohmeyer & Wyman. The gelatin silver prints depict a group of unidentified men, women, and children picking cotton in a field. A large basket of cotton is in the foreground between a child and a woman who is bent over picking bolls and putting them into a large sack looped around her shoulders. A man in the left background can be seen carrying a full basket of cotton bolls on his back. The publisher's name is printed along the left and right sides, with the title and copyright date printed in the lower right. The title is printed in several languages on the reverse center.
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
2016.166.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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

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