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Photograph by:
Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, American, born 1951  Search this
Printed by:
ModernAge Photographic Services, American  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 19 7/16 × 13 in. (49.4 × 33 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 23 7/8 × 20 in. (60.6 × 50.8 cm)
gelatin silver prints
digital prints
Place captured:
Daufuskie Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States, Sea Islands, North and Central America
1979; printed 2007
This gelatin silver print depicts a black and white image of two men preparing crabs. The men are pouring crabs from one bucket into another over a fire. The man on the left is wearing light colored pants, a stripped dress shirt and a baseball cap. The other man is wearing a short-sleeve dress shirt, pants and a baseball cap. The men are surrounded by wood fragments and debris. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Foodways  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Generously donated by Bank of America Corporation
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Daufuskie Island
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture