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Stereoscopic views of African Americans

Title
Stereoscopic views of African Americans [graphic].
Publication
1868?-1900?

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Description
  • 18 stereographs (photoprints) : albumen, b&w; 89 x 178 mm. or smaller.
  • 7 stereographs (photoprints) ; silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 93 stereographs (photoprints) : albumen, b&w ;
  • 1 stereographs (photoprints) ; silver gelatin, b&w ;
Alternative Title
  • American scenery, subscription series.
  • American scenery, tourists' series.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Genre photographs.
  • Group portraits.
  • Portraits.
  • Albumen photoprints.
  • Photoprints.
  • Silver gelatin photoprints.
  • Stereographs.
Note
  • Location of views are unidentified, except for a few identified as Mississippi. Most of the views are by J. N. Wilson or O. Pierre Havens and were probably made in Florida, Georgia or South Carolina, but no verification of location is given.
  • Some views have manuscript or printed captions.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Cite As (note)
  • Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
Call Number
MFY Dennis Coll 92-F136
Title
Stereoscopic views of African Americans [graphic].
Imprint
1868?-1900?
Summary
Views of African Americans, probably in the South: cotton or rice fields, including people picking and carrying cotton, hoeing and cutting rice and one view of a man pulling a plow guided by woman; men loading cotton bales on a ship; ox carts, including a lightwood boy, and a view of man with load of hay entitled "15th Amendment"; genre scenes including a man fiddling in front of a shack, a woman checking a child's scalp for lice, children in front of a cabin, girl at wash-tub, man grinding an ax as girl looks on, man cooking in front of cabin; portraits including "Moss pickers" in front of a shack, "Bob & Martha" at home, a studio portrait of Jack and Abby Landlord, both over 100 years old, view of a group lined up in front of row of shacks, group of elderly people on porch; group of portraits of young chimney sweeps, including studio portraits, a view showing boy inside artificial chimney in studio, and the boys on the street; views of two boys entitled "Cherubs"; studio view of boot blacks and customers; boys chewing on sugar cane; man in a top hat in front of a shack with several boys with books entitled "Uncle Abe's school house and scholars"; view of boys entitled "Happy little nigs"; "side show at Chatham Fair" showing men, women and girls on small stage, two playing guitars, others singing; young woman wading at ocean beach, pier beyond.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Cite As:
Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
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Added Author
Clarke, Edward, copyright claimant.
O. Pierre Havens, 1838-1912. Photographer
Kilburn, B.W. (Benjamin West), 1818/1819-1905. Photographer
Singley, B. L. Photographer
Wilson, J. N. (Jerome Nelson), 1827-1897. Photographer
Zahner, M. H. Publisher
Keystone View Company. Publisher
Kilburn Brothers, photographers.
American Stereoscopic Company. Publisher
Continent Stereoscopic Company. Publisher Descriptive views of the American Continent.
Stromeyer & Wyman. Publisher
Underwood & Underwood, distributor.
Wilson & Havens, photographers.
Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
Added Title
American scenery, subscription series.
American scenery, tourists' series.
Research Call Number
MFY Dennis Coll 92-F136
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