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Photograph by:
David Soliday, American  Search this
H x W: 4912 pixels × 7360 pixels, 206.91 MB
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
South Newport River, Townsend, McIntosh County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
South Newport River, GA. Both history and topography suggest that tell-tale signs of remnant rice fields should be in this foreground creek buffer - but there are none. Remnant fields do exist downriver on the ocean side of I-95. Possibly storms erased all evidence. Old satellite imagery shows identical wildlife paths suggesting a hard pan marsh. –Description from photographer, David Soliday.
A digital aerial photograph showing remnants of rice fields near Townsend, Georgia. The lower left corner of the image features the South Newport River meandering eastward through Bull Town Swamp and underneath the Georgia I 95. The river appears almost turquoise in contrast to the surrounding brownish green wetlands. After re-emerging on the eastern side of the I 95, the river becomes Blackbird Creek and appears silverish in the direct sunlight. A radio tower can be seen in the center of the photograph alongside the highway and several other buildings.
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
American South  Search this
Nature  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rice farming  Search this
Slavery  Search this
United States History  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David Shriver Soliday
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© David Soliday
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National Museum of African American History and Culture