Market Scene

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2 images
Published by
Nowell, Frank A., American, ca. 1848 - 1906
albumen and silver on paper on card mount
H x W (left image): 3 3/16 × 2 15/16 in. (8.1 × 7.5 cm)
H x W (right image): 3 1/8 × 2 15/16 in. (8 × 7.4 cm)
H x W x D (card): 3 3/8 × 6 7/8 × 1/16 in. (8.6 × 17.5 × 0.1 cm)
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
A reddish brown stereograph photograph of a butcher shop scene. In the image, two men stand in front of a display of meat that appears to be staged in a photography studio. The man on the left is wearing khakis, a coat, and a hat with an up-turned rear brim. He is holding a wicker basket to the man in front of him. The man standing in the center of the image is dressed in white pants, a long-sleeved white shirt covered, white apron and a white hat. He is reaching out for the basket with one hand. In the background is a shelf with three rafters that feature two sets of ribs, an upended chicken, a flank, a leg, a hen, and a trussed package. At the far right of the photograph stand two butcher’s blocks. Printed in black text on the card on the left side is “F. A. NOWELL, / No. 263 KING STREET, CHARLESTON, S.C.” Printed in black text on the right side of the card is “Charleston & Vicinity.” Listed on the back of the card are “Catalogue of Views of Charleston and Vicinity,” with titles listed from #1-70. "No. 25. Market Scene" is underlined lightly in graphite.
American South
United States--History--1865-1921
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Liljenquist Family
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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