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Photograph by:
Marion Post Wolcott, American, 1910 - 1990  Search this
Commissioned by:
Farm Security Administration, American, 1937 - 1946  Search this
Printed by:
LIGHT Gallery, American, 1971 - 1987  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Signed by:
Tennyson Schad, American, 1930 - 2001  Search this
dye on paper (fiber product)
H x W (Image): 6 7/8 × 9 13/16 in. (17.5 × 24.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 13/16 × 13 in. (25 × 33 cm)
dye transfer prints
Place captured:
Belzoni, Humphreys County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
1939; printed 1968
A dye transfer photograph of rural life outside of Belzoni, Mississippi by Marion Post Wolcott. At a daytime muddy creek near a cotton plantation, a man and three women fish, surrounded by dry foliage and dull green mature trees. Seated along the edges of the creek, the man, crouched, wears a sand-colored hat; bright shirt; dark trousers, and holds high a long fishing rod. To his proper left, leaning forward on her knees, is a woman wearing a light-colored long sleeve dress and light-colored wide-brim bucket hat. To her proper left sits another woman, her legs crossed towards the water. She wears a light-colored wide-brim hat and blouse, and holds a fishing rod in her proper right hand. Nearer to the unseen photographer amidst the water dry foliage, at the bottom left of the camera’s frame, stands a woman wearing a long pink dress over a short sleeve shirt and wide-brim hat. She holds a fishing rod in both hands. The back of the photograph from the top left corner to bottom right, features provenance marks and inscriptions: [RWFA 1950 / PF112995-111 / ARTIST: MARION POST WOLCOTT / TITLE: NEGROES FISHING IN CREEK NEAR COTTON PLANTATIONS OUTSIDE BELZONI MISS. DELTA / TRANSPARENCY DATE: OCT. 1939 / PRINTING DATE: 12/86 / LIGHT GALLERY REG. NO.: 107.8]. Beneath the authentication disclaimer is the signature [Tennyson Schad].
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Foodways  Search this
Photography  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Rural life  Search this
U.S. History, 1933-1945  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Howard Greenberg
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture