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Published by:
J. F. Jarvis, American  Search this
Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Distributed by:
Underwood & Underwood, American, 1881 - 1940s  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper on card mount
H x W (image): 3 1/4 × 6 1/16 in. (8.3 × 15.4 cm)
H x W (sheet): 3 1/2 × 7 in. (8.9 × 17.8 cm)
Place depicted:
Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
This stereograph card depicts a group of people picking cotton. There are two young boys wearing hats in the foreground. In the background is a man carrying a wicker basket of cotton on his right shoulder. The stereograph card consists of two similar images side by side, with the images in the center of the card. At either end of the card is vertical script. On the left side margin is script that reads "J.F. Jarvis, Publisher, / Washington D.C." On the right side is script that reads "Sold only by Underwood & Underwood, / New York, London, Toronto Canada, Ottawa-Ka[illegible]." Along the bottom margin is text that reads "Away Down Among "de Cotton and de Coons," Louisiana, U.S.A. / [illegible] 1892 by Underwood & Underwood." There is text on the back that reads "Away Down among "de Cotton and de Coons." Louisiana, U.S.A./ Au milieu du Coton et des Negres, Louisiane, Etats-Unis./ Unter Bau[illegible] und Negern, Louisiana, B.[illegible]./ En el Sur entre el Algodon y los Negros, Louisiana, E U de A./ Langt ne'r ibiand "Bomulla och Svartingar," Louisiana, U.S.A./ [text in Greek]."
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.
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
American South  Search this
Cotton  Search this
Labor  Search this
Language  Search this
Photography  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Racist and Stereotypical Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture