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Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
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albumen , sodium chloride and silver nitrate on photographic paper and cardboard
H x W: 4 x 7 in. (10.2 x 17.8 cm)
Place depicted:
Palatka, Putnam County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
A stereograph depicting a boy and man with a mule and cart outside the Putnam Hotel in Palatka, Florida. The man sits atop the mule, which is hitched to a two-wheeled wooden cart. The boy is leading the mule. In the background, the white three story facade of the Putnam Hotel is visible, with several men reclining on chairs on the porch. The stereograph is mounted on a grey card with a decorative scroll border. Across the top is printed: [For a vivid despcription of ST. AUGUSTINE, READ BLOOMFIELD'S HISTORICAL GUIDE]. Across the bottom is printed: [Florida, The Land of Flowers and Tropical Scenery]. The verso of the card has a white printed label with the title reading [15th Amendment, or the Darkey's Millennium, 40 Acres and a Mule].
Objects depicting racist and/or stereotypical imagery or language may be offensive and disturbing, but the NMAAHC aims to include them in the Collection to present and preserve the historical context in which they were created and used. Objects of this type provide an important historical record from which to study and evaluate racism.
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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National Museum of African American History and Culture