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J.A. Palmer 
Cotton field. 
[Characteristic Southern Scenes. 169] 
1875 (ca) 
Library Company of Philadelphia 
Accession number: P.2002.4.5 
Depicts African American men, women, and children picking and collecting cotton in the field. In the center, an African American man, attired in a long-sleeved shirt that is open at the chest, holds a handful of cotton that he puts in a bag strapped across his chest as he looks at the viewer. In front of him is a basket full of cotton. In the left, an African American woman, attired in a head kerchief, a plaid, long-sleeved dress, and a dark-colored apron, stands and looks at the viewer. To the left, two people are bent over at the waist picking cotton. Two children and two women stand in the field and look at the viewer. In the background is a house and trees.
Contains paper label on verso printed by Jas. L. Gow, including photographer's imprint and advertisement: A large Stock of Views of Negro Groups, Cabins, Teams, Cotton Fields, and Plants, etc. kept constantly on hand. Also, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina Views.
Advertised in The Philadelphia photographer, March 1875, p. 96. [LCP Per P 81]. 

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