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Stereograph of people picking cotton in a field

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2 images
Photograph by
Wilson, J. N., American, 1827 - 1897
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 15/16 × 7 in. (10 × 17.8 cm)
H x W (image (each)): 3 11/16 × 3 1/16 in. (9.4 × 7.8 cm)
Type
albumen prints
stereographs
Place printed
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1876-1896
Description
An untitled stereograph printed by J. N. Wilson of Savannah, Georgia. The albumen prints depicts a group of eight (8) people clustered near each other in a cotton field. The men, women, and children are all picking cotton or looking away from the camera except for a young man in the center foreground who stands and looks into the lens with a large picking sack hanging down on his right front side and his right hand balancing a full basket of cotton bolls on his head. A large white building can be seen in the far center background with smaller buildings around it amongst a grove of trees. The prints are mounted on card stock that is orange on the front and light pink on the reverse. Black text printed on the reverse lists the photographer's name and address.
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
2016.166.8
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

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