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Written by:
Paul Laurence Dunbar, American, 1872 - 1906  Search this
Published by:
Dodd, Mead and Company, American, 1839 - 1990  Search this
Photograph by:
Hampton Institute Camera Club, American, founded 1893  Search this
Designed by:
Alice Cordelia Morse, American, 1863 - 1961  Search this
ink on paper
H x W x D: 8 7/8 × 6 × 9/16 in. (22.5 × 15.2 × 1.5 cm)
Place printed:
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Poems of Cabin and Field compiles five previously published poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar and pairs them with photographs of African Americans captured by the Hampton Institute Camera Club, a group consisting mostly of white faculty members.
An 1899 edition, hardcover, octavo book of Poems of Cabin and Field by Paul Laurence Dunbar with black and white photographs by the Hampton Institute Camera Club. The book is covered in brown cloth with gilt title and author on the front cover and spine. Also on the front cover and spine is an art nouveau style design of green vines and large red flowers. Intricate pale green border designs of flowers, fruits, vegetables, animals, and musical instruments by Alice Morse surround the photographs and text of each interior page of the book. The title page is printed entirely in pale green and the title, author's name and publisher have been traced over with black ink. There are 125 pages.
Transcription Center Status:
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African American  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Language  Search this
Photography  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Credit Line:
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