Albumen print of a woman and two children in front of a log house in Georgia

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2 images
Photograph by
Clark, H. S., American
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
albumen and silver on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 3 7/8 × 5 7/16 in. (9.9 × 13.8 cm)
H x W x D (card): 6 1/2 × 4 3/16 × 1/16 in. (16.5 × 10.7 × 0.1 cm)
Type
albumen prints
Place captured
Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1880s
Description
A reddish-brown photograph of a woman with two children in Georgia. The image shows a small log house with a picket fence in front. The fence has a gate which is open. A tree is on the right side of the photograph. Behind the gate is the front door of the cabin with three steps leading up to the door. The two children are sitting on the top step. A girl wearing a dark colored dress is sitting on the left and a boy wearing lighter colored clothing sits on the right. Both children are barefoot. A woman wearing a light colored dress with a dark colored top and a headscarf is standing behind the children in the doorway to the house. All three people are looking at the camera. There is a window to either side of the door; the one on the right side of the image is missing several panes and a light colored material is hanging in the corner. Printed vertically in black ink on the left side of the photograph is “FROM Clark’s.” Printed in black ink on the back of the photograph is “H.S. CLARK / Photographer / THOMASVILLE, GA.”
Topic
African American
American South
Children
Domestic life
Families
Housing
Photography
Rural life
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
2018.43.20
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
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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