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J.A. Palmer 
Cotton field. 
[Characteristic Southern Scenes. 174] 
1875 (ca) 
Library Company of Philadelphia 
Accession number: P.2002.4.6 
Depicts African American women and children picking and collecting cotton in the field. In the center, an African American woman, attired in a short-sleeved dress, stands facing left with a bag slung over her shoulder. In the left, a child looks at the viewer, and an African American woman, attired in a dress with the sleeves rolled to the elbows and an apron, holds cotton in her hands in front of a large basket filled with cotton. In the right, a young girl holds a large basket filled with cotton on her head. Two more women and a child 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.
Yellow mount with rounded corners.
Advertised in The Philadelphia photographer, March 1875, p. 96. 

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