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Photograph by:
David Soliday, American  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 1960 pixels × 3008 pixels, 33.77 MB
Type:
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
Ashepoo River, Ashepoo, Colleton County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2004
Caption:
This apparatus is called a trunk. It controls the in and out flow of water between the river and the rice field. It is the heart of tidal irrigation providing the ability to utilize only the freshwater layer over the denser incoming tidal saltwater. Often, when trunks are replaced, hollowed out logs are found nearby. West Africans used logs to control water in mangrove swamps for rice cultivation. The exchange of technology is quite obvious here. –Description from photographer, David Soliday.
Description:
A digital photograph depicting a rice trunk along the Ashepoo River. In the foreground, the water reflects the wooden trunk above. A narrow grassy bridge sits between both wooden trunks. The surrounding vegetation is mostly brown and leafless, except for a few trees that bear green or brown leaves.
Topic:
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
Object number:
2014.216.42
Restrictions & Rights:
© David Soliday
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Remnants of the Rice Culture
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd596ad1b94-3678-4468-bc07-0380277304b7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.216.42