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Photo, Print, Drawing Photographs of African American life from the Marian S. Carson collection

About this Item

Title

  • Photographs of African American life from the Marian S. Carson collection

Summary

  • Photographs show African American life in southern United States between the 1860s and the 1870s. The majority of photographs are cabinet cards, boudoir cards, and cartes-de-visite. Photographs include portraits of the Jubilee Choir (of Fisk University); labor and home scenes; portraits of unidentified African Americans; a caricature of an African American boy playing; commercial streets and modes of transportation. Also includes studio portraits and group portraits; a view of the James Hopkinson plantation; a portrait of the "Whitaker Family" photographed by J.A. Palmer, Aiken, S.C.; and a portrait of a slave of Richard Townsend; and members of the Ku Klux Klan in Watertown, New York, ca. 1870.

Names

  • Carson, Marian S., collector
  • Wilson, William E., -1905, photographer
  • Launey & Goebel, photographer
  • Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [1860-1880]

Headings

  • -  Jubilee Singers (Fisk University)
  • -  Ku Klux Klan (19th century)
  • -  African Americans--Southern States--1860-1880
  • -  African Americans--Clothing & dress--1860-1880
  • -  Slavery--Southern States--1860-1870
  • -  Enslaved people's quarters--Southern States--1860-1880
  • -  Plantations--Southern States--1860-1880
  • -  Plantations--South Carolina--Edisto Island--1860-1880
  • -  Cotton pickers--Southern States--1860-1880
  • -  Carts & wagons--Southern States--1860-1880
  • -  Southern States--1860-1880
  • -  Lisbon (Portugal)--1860-1880

Headings

  • Albumen prints--1860-1880.
  • Boudoir card photographs--1860-1880.
  • Cabinet photographs--1860-1880.
  • Caricatures--1860-1880.
  • Cartes de visite--1860-1880.
  • Group portraits--1860-1880.
  • Imperial card photographs--1860-1880.
  • Portrait photographs--1860-1880.

Genre

  • Caricatures--1860-1880
  • Cartes de visite--1860-1880
  • Cabinet photographs--1860-1880
  • Boudoir card photographs--1860-1880
  • Imperial card photographs--1860-1880
  • Portrait photographs--1860-1880
  • Group portraits--1860-1880
  • Albumen prints--1860-1880

Notes

  • -  Arrangement: Organized into a single LOT.
  • -  LOT title devised by Library staff.
  • -  Includes photographers and publishers: W.H. Ingram, West Chester, PA; Launey & Goebel, Publishers of Southern Views, Savannah, GA; American Missionary Association, Nashville, TN; B.G. Reimer, Philadelphia, PA; J.C. da Rocha, Lisboa, Portugal; J.A. Palmer, Aiken, SC; Hart, Watertown, NY; and William E. Wilson, Landscape photographer, as noted in the Georgia State Archives collections.
  • -  (DLC/PP-2001:068).
  • -  Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress.

Medium

  • 13 photographs on card mounts : albumen ; mounts 20 x 25 cm or smaller.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 14105 (F) [P&P]

Source Collection

  • Carson, Marian S. Visual materials from the Marian S. Carson collection

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2015647821

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Carson, Marian S., Collector, and Marian S. Carson Collection, Wilson, William E., -1905, and Launey & Goebel, photographer. Photographs of African American life from the Marian S. Carson collection. Portugal South Carolina Edisto Island Lisbon Southern States, 1860. [to 1880] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015647821/.

APA citation style:

Carson, M. S. & Marian S. Carson Collection, Wilson, W. E. & Launey & Goebel, photographer. (1860) Photographs of African American life from the Marian S. Carson collection. Portugal South Carolina Edisto Island Lisbon Southern States, 1860. [to 1880] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015647821/.

MLA citation style:

Carson, Marian S., Collector, and Marian S. Carson Collection, photographers by Wilson, William E., -1905, and Launey & Goebel. Photographs of African American life from the Marian S. Carson collection. [to 1880] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015647821/>.